We have been so lucky in Year 1, because we had a visit from two scientists from Newcastle University; Anne and Luke.
They came in to talk about how colours are made. We used felt tip pens and filter paper to help us find out.
We had to choose a colour and draw a spot on the filter paper, then drop a tiny bit of water on. Some of the colours began to change. Sean said it looked like a space blast!
Here are some of our results:
Grey = blue, peach, silver, black
Black = purple and turquoise
Brown = red and turquoise and blue
Red = yellow and orange
These colours stayed the same: purple and pink
We learned some very tricky scientific vocabulary:
mono pigments = 1 colour
bi pigments = 2 colours
tri pigments = 3 colours
Anna – My best bit was drawing the dot and putting the water on.
Calum – I enjoyed making a picture and putting water on to make it change. Mine looked like a scorpion.
Ashton – My favourite bit was watching the black change, I was so shocked it turned light blue.
Niamh – I liked making my own picture too.
George – I liked watching brown.
Sophia – My favourite colour to watch was black.
Thank you Anne and Luke, we had so much fun!