First Graders know their colors. In kindergarten they learned many songs about groups of colors. We read a book in class this week about color mixing and a cute rabbit that keeps jumping in the pots of paint colors and changing his fur color. Then I gave students a little plate with dollops of primary colors: Red, Yellow, Blue.
Using my document camera, so I could demonstrate each step on the projector screen, I helped the m through their color mixing. This is a favorite project for me. The students emit lots of "oohs and
ahs" as new colors magically appear from their mixings. Come back to see what we create from our color wheels....we are not done yet!!!!!