- analyzing evidence
- asking questions
- solving puzzles
ProsCool optical illusions and surprising facts.
ConsCould use links to web resources or other experiments on their site.
Bottom LineColor Uncovered is a great way to enhance an art curriculum or to bring a more playful and artistic side to science.
Common Sense Reviewer
This interactive ebook has kids asking why and how through a series of fun experiments they can do right on the device. It's not a game but kids may be inclined to share it with others.
The content makes kids look at the world in a different way while introducing some challenging science concepts.The experiments illustrate the science and are followed up by an explanation of how it all works.
The publisher of the app has a website with additional experiments for kids to try.
This is great for independent work related to an art class, but also has topics related to physics, biology (physiology), and psychology. Use the individual pages as a springboard for more in-depth discussions, or bring in additional experiments from the Exploratorium website. Kids may be inspired to do further research in any one of the subject areas covered.Read More Read Less
Color Uncovered is an ebook app from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. It explores a range of science topics related to color, including colorblindness, light refraction, optical illusions, the "feelings" of color, painting, and pigment. Each of the 18 pages introduces a new concept with an experiment or surprising tidbit of information (did you know that they used to make brown paint with resin from mummies?). The experiments typically involve optical illusions that highlight ways in which our eyes and brain process information and, although they aren't games, they are fun to share with other people.Read More Read Less
There is a lot of information packed into the ebook, and it's done in a playful and interactive way. Since it's a book rather than an activity app, it doesn't have some of the features you'd expect with educational gaming apps, but it also doesn't need them. Kids may develop an interest in subjects they may not have cared about or considered before after such an engaging introduction.Read More Read Less
Key Standards Supported
Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
|4-PS4-2||Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.|
|MS-PS4-2||Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.|
See how teachers are using Color Uncovered
- A great way to introduce color, light and vision to students...good for provoking questionsHolly S.
Fullerton School District
Fullerton, CA3September 17, 2014
- Engaging interactive ebook, which can be relied on in for many uses.Jim P.
Melvindale High School
Melvindale, MI5July 29, 2014
- Very engaging activities to teach about light and color.Theresa H.
Marina Middle School
San Francisco, CA4July 22, 2014
- Easy, book-like app for learning about color and light.4September 3, 2013
- A exciting way to connect and stimulate your left and right brain.Audrey W.
Bishop Amat High School
La Puente, CA4August 31, 2013
- A great way for student to explore optical illusion and other facts about perception and color.HSSciTeacher
San Domenico Upper School
San Anselmo, CA4August 31, 2013