University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 1: What do I see?

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Lesson Description:

In this opening lesson, students are introduced to the driving question of the unit by examining differences in individual perception of color with a paint chip sorting activity. In small groups, students take turns sorting paint chips into color categories, recording the results, and then graphing the data to interpret differences. Students then develop a model of what they think contributes to the perception of color and light and individual differences in perception. This model can be used by students to generate questions and by teachers to evaluate student’s current thinking. In future lessons, students will revise their models as their understanding of light and sight develops.

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Mar 16, 2015

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