Junior Scientist

In 5/6 we made ‘Newton’s Colour Wheel’ to prove that white light is made of seven colours. You can see the colour white when you spin the wheel fast enough.

Here is how you make one.

Materials:

  • Hole Puncher
  • Colored Texters (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)
  • Paper Plate
  • Cardboard Template(circle)
  • String (36inch piece)

What to do:

  1. Trace the template onto the plastic plate
  2. cut it out
  3. Split into 6 equivalent parts
  4. then colour in rainbow order
  5. Paste template behind plastic circle
  6. hole punch 2 times in the middle
  7. put the string in the holes
  8. and tie a knot in between the string then spin the circle forward.