Chemistry of Color
4 Classroom Resources
Video | Electromagnetic Spectrum, Identifying an Unknown | High School, Middle School
This video explains how technology, specifically focusing on spectrophotometry, can be used for paint matching. Students will learn how the spectrophotometer interacts with the spectrum of visible light in order to match or reproduce specific paint colors.
Video | Electromagnetic Spectrum, Mixtures, Molecular Structure | High School, Middle School
This video discusses the chemistry of pigment molecules and how they are used to give paints their specific color. Students will learn about the importance of a pigment’s molecular structure, how they are physically suspended to create a paint color, as well as how they interact with light.
Video | Electromagnetic Spectrum, Intermolecular Forces, Intermolecular Forces, Mixtures, Molecular Formula, Molecular Structure, Polymers, Solute & Solvent | High School, Middle School
This video investigates the composition of paint, while analyzing the fundamental chemistry principles of its main components. Students will learn about the differences between three common paint types, water colors, oil-based and acrylic paint as well as the chemistry of each.
Video | Electricity, Electronegativity, Heat, Molecular Geometry, Molecular Structure, Polymers, Temperature | High School, Middle School
This video explores the fascinating and innovative scientific advancements of paint. Students will learn how the molecular components in paint are helping to evolve in the world around them. Futuristic paint is capable of replacing light switches, conducting electricity, and regulating temperature amongst other things!