Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Learning About The Color Wheel

For History right now, we are doing an Inventor's Study that we got free somewhere. Last week, we learned about Johannes Gutenberg and the printing press. This week we are learning about Leonardo DaVinci and the Color Wheel.

We got to an experiment today with the primary colors, milk and dish soap. Here is the directions for this experiment:

1. Add 1 cup of milk to a bowl.

2. Add 3 drop of red to one side of the bowl, 3 drops of yellow 1/3 of the way over, and 3 drops of blue on the other side. This is what it should look like:

3. Take your dish washing soap and drop a few drops right into the center of the bowl. In a few minutes you will begin to see something that looks just like this:

4. After a few more minutes, you will see the colors coming together even more:

5. And in the end, this is what you will see:
Pretty cool huh?

How would you like to own your very own copy of this Inventor's study? I will be giving away a copy to one lucky person! All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know what you think about this experiment. Be sure to post your name and email address so I have some way of contacting you! On Sunday, I will draw one lucky winner from the comments to receive a copy of The Inventor's Study.

Good Luck!

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