Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Colours in Grade 8 Science!!!

Today in Science we talked about colour to review and practice for our test sometime in Feburary!
 We talked about Primary,Secondary and Complimentary colours.

The three Primary Colours are Red,Green and Blue.
If you mix two together you get a Seconday Colour.

The Secondary colours are Cyan,Magenta and Yellow.
Cyan is made of green and blue, missing red.
Magenta is made of red and blue,missing green
Yellow is made of red and green,missing yellow.

We are also talking about Colour Filters,
(ex)Start with a red filter, followed by a green filter.
The green filter only transmits green light...
But no green light gets through..
the light will appear black!!
We also did practice with white boards on Colours and Objects.

Solve this: What happens when a red object is hit by a green light?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

reflexing clours

hello!, today we are talking about colours reflexing off of another colour and makes a diffrent colour.

Monday, January 19, 2015

today in Science we are contuining our notes about colors.

Complimentar Colors:

- A secondary colour and a primary colour and
create white light when mixed together.

-Red+Cyan = white light

-Green+ Magenta

-Blue  +  Yellow

Example #1

Example #2:

If a red onject is hit by green light it creates yellow light

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How We See Colour

Today in science class we reviewed are How We See Colour - Ted ed video. In this video it talked about how your eye's see colour, it explains that you only see three colours, red, green, and blue. here is the Ted ed videos we watched.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

How We See Color

Green and red light mix to form yellow because light is a wave and two different frequency shouldn't interact with another.

Light perception happens in a paper thin layer of cells called the retina.

Light detecting cells are cones and rods.

 You cant see colors in the dark because the rod cells in your retina take over in low light.

The first step to understanding the phenomenon of color is to think about it as a wave.

We call the repetitive motion of a wave a periodic motion.

When you are measuring the period of a wave you are measuring how long it takes for a wave to go through a full range of motion.

White objects will reflect all colors of light and black objects will absorb them.


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Friday, January 09, 2015

i was picked to blog today i wish i was'nt but ill live.
we also got a PRIZE!!!!!!for getting 2000 veiws on our blog, it is sticker and a movie.
so keep coming to our blog so we can have another prize.
we watched a video on forms of light.
How it works
- created by a chemical
-chemical energy is turned into light energy
-created by high temperature 
 -created by absorbing uv light energy
-needs constant energy
 -absorbing light energy
-keeps giving off light after energy is taken away
 -created by a chemical reaction
-two chemicals mixed together makes it glow
Energy source
Heat created
 -about 4600 degrees f
Life span
 -1,000 to 2,000 hours
-10,000 hours 
 -3 to 4 hours

Wednesday, January 07, 2015


Today in our science class we are talking about Fluorescence, Phosphorescence and Chemiluminescence lights.

- The creation and emission of light by absorbing UV light energy from another object.
- Needs consistent enrgy to work.
(ex) Fluorescent light bulbs.

- The creation and emission of light by ABSORBING LIGHT ENERGY from another object.
- Does not give off light right away.
- Keeps giving light when energy source is taken away.
(ex) Glow-in-the-dark items.

- The creation and emission of light through a CHEMICAL REACTION.
- Often has LITTLE TO NO HEAT.
(ex) Glow sticks  

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

                                                           Physics: Optics
Today we finished our questions for the Ted Ed video that we watched yesterday. Some of the animals that use bioluminescence ( light made by living organisms ) are the angler fish, box jelly fish, railroad worm, deep sea shrimp and many more. The advantages of using bioluminescence are
- you live longer ( prey wont want to eat you)
-Scare away your predator
- attract a mate
-attracts some food ( angler fish uses it to get close to another fish to eat)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Entro to Optics

Today we started our new unit on optics. Optics is like light  and ow it is produced and perceived, as well as ow it moves.  One of our topics is what is colour, like if you had to explain it to a blind person what would you say. My explanation was colour is bright or bland, it is on ever thing. You can change the colour of something and fade the colour of a object. that's my explaination but everone's is differant. We did a work sheet show what we all ready now about light. Then we did some notes. 
-the creation and the emission of light by living organisms
-caused by chemical reactions
-chemical is turned into light energy