Color Wheel Questioning


This questioning would take place after the students made their first disc and tried to spin it.


Q:  Why did you choose those colors?

A:  “Because they are the lightest and we need to get white.”


Q:  How did that result compare to Jonny’s whose colors were darker?

         A:  “He got a similar reaction.”


Q:  So, does it need to be only the lightest colors?

         A:  “No, because we got the same reaction.”


Q:  What if you use a mixture of dark and light colors?

         A:  “Maybe we’ll get closer to white.”


Q:  So this got you closer, why is that?

A:  “Because it’s the more colors you add, the closer to white you get.”


I would then have the students try again to make a disc that creates white.