Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: Flag Day Science

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day Science

So today is Flag Day and this is a fun activity to do with your kids.  We get out the construction paper and make a "negative image" of the American Flag.  Oh, that sentence may get the wrong kind of traffic on my blog, but I mean opposite color.  This is a science activity about light and color.   Stare at the image below for a few minutes, then look down at the white space below.

Why did you see a red, white and blue American flag? Those colors are the negative of the above black, blue and yellow image. The negative is what is left after you stop staring at the image. If you were to take the above image and open it in MS Photo Editor and select negative from the effects menu you would have a nice bright American flag.

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