Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption


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Chlorophyll is a plant pigment that absorbs all frequencies of light except for

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1. The carotenoids on a yellow bird's feathers absorb all light frequencies except for

2. The combination of all frequencies of visible light makes

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you will recall not just what makes color, but the various characteristics and properties that allow us to see color.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This color-based quiz assesses your understanding of the subject in the following ways:

  • Identify the frequencies of light that chlorophyll absorbs
  • Recognize light frequencies that carotenoids absorb
  • Understand what happens when all frequencies of visible light combine
  • Know how pigments create the appearance of color
  • Understand how you see colors in objects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information found in the lesson on colors
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what frequencies of light chlorophyll and carotenoids don't absorb
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about colors

Additional Learning

If you complete the lesson, Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption, you will cover the following objectives:

  • Explain white light
  • Define absorption and reflection
  • Explain the role pigments have in color