COLOR WHEEL

MATH
Learning about geometric shapes, like circles and how they can be used to create symmetry can be a fun activity. Discuss what other shapes can be made by overlapping circles.

HISTORY
Famous artists throughout history have used color in their art, show some examples and discuss how certain colors were more predominately used during specific time periods. For example compare the bright colors used in Pop art to the darker tones predominately found in Renaissance art.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Write a song about the colors on the color wheel. Study the work of Sir Isaac Newton and discuss how he included musical notes to correlate with color. When writing use colored pens and pencils to make the written words stand out on the page and be easily identified.

SCIENCE
Sir Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the first color wheel. While studying white light reflecting off prisms, he noticed that the light reflected a spectrum of colors. Experiment with mixing colors and create unique color combinations.

EXTENSION
Go outside and blow bubbles or use a bubble wand to make big bubbles. Take pictures of the bubbles and print them out, study the colors that are reflected in the pictures of the bubbles.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Color Wheel Activity

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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