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Learning Exercise

Material: The Artist's Toolkit
Submitted by: Katherine Riggs on Mar 29, 2006
Date Last Modified: Mar 29, 2006
Title: Introducing Primary and Secondary Colors
Description: Children will explore this webstie to learn about primary and secondary colors. After this activity, the students will use finger paint to make their own secondary colors using the primary colors.
Type of Task: Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Time Required 50 mins: 1 20 min session (internet searching) and 1 30 min session (finger painting/creating their own color wheel)
Topics: Primary colors and Secondary colors
Course: Art
Audience: Grade School
Prerequisites Skills: To know the names of colors
Learning Objectives: To list the primary colors.
To demonstrate what colors primary colors make.
Technical Notes: If using the internet, make sure the students have enough computers if they are paired. Make sure to go over the website yourself.
Text of Learning Exercise: The teacher must introduce the website (make sure the teacher reviews the
website first). Explain to the student what they are looking at on the computer.
The students must be focusing on the primary and secondary colors on this
website. Also, the students must understand which primary colors make which
secondary colors.
Supplies needed are finger paints, paper, the internet/computers.
Internet exploring and fingerpainting are the activities that need to be
Make sure that after the students go over the website, that as a group they
discuss what the primary colors and secondary colors are, and how you make the
secondary colors.
Additional Information URL: None
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