Wheels of Spinning Colors
Watch the colors blend together
In these free science activities you can blend different colors so they blend together into new colors before your very eyes. See how fast you need to spin the wheels to make them blend into new colors in this fascinating activity.
- Index cards
- Colored felt pens
- Place an index card on a table and make a circle on it by drawing
around a glass.
- Divide the circle into 8 sections.
- Color the sections
with red, green and blue felt pens similar to the picture above.
three or four other circles and color them with different colored felt
- After all the circles are colored cut them out with a pair of
- Make a hole in the center of each circle.
- Push a toothpick
through the hole until it is half-way through.
- Place the bottom half of
the toothpick into a straw so that the colored circle rests on the top
of the straw.
- Push the paper circle with your finger so it spins around
- The faster the circle spins the more the colors will blend.
The red, green and blue circle should become a light gray.
- The other
circles will change color or blend as they are spun depending on the
colors you used.
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Science behind the activity
When you spin the circle fast your eyes see all the colors at the same
time. The spinning colors are moving so fast your brain can't separate
them and instead combines them to make new colors.
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