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Activity

Colour spinners

Summary: 
Spin a created coloured piece to see the new colours appearing.
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
Lessons activity is in: 
Materials: 

CD
drawing pin
tape
hot glue
circles of paper, cut to fit CD
double sided sticky tape
coloured pens

Procedure: 

Before the class:
Tape the drawing pin so that it sticks through the hole in the CD. Hot glue in place, and to add weight to the centre.

In class:
Students colour their paper discs, tape to the CD and spin.
The colours merge as they spin, and new colours are made.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City