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1. Item # GASEF 001 Student Color Kit

    Price: $38.00
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch red transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch green transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch blue transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch cyan transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch magenta transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch yellow transparency
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 6 2.5 inch diameter color wheels

Cut 6 color wheels out of the color wheel transparency. Cut the colored transparencies into small rectangles to demonstrate subtractive color mixing by overlapping cyan/magenta to produce blue, magenta/yellow to produce red, and yellow/cyan to produce green. Demonstrate how overlapping complementary colors of pigment produce black by overlapping cyan/red, magenta/green, and yellow/blue. Demonstrate how cyan, magenta, and yellow absorb a single primary color of light by overlapping the primary subtractive colors and the color wheel: overlapping cyan/color wheel shows how cyan pigment absorbs red light; overlapping magenta/color wheel shows how magenta pigment absorbs green light; overlapping yellow/color wheel shows how yellow pigment absorbs blue light. Use the red, green, and blue films in front of 2 or 3 slide projectors to demonstrate additive color mixing.

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2. Item # GASEF 002 Teacher Demonstration Color Kit

    Price: $17.00
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing
    • 3 inch diameter cyan wheel
    • 3 inch diameter magenta wheel
    • 3 inch diameter yellow wheel
    • 3 inch diameter blue wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing
    • 3 inch diameter red wheel
    • 3 inch diameter green wheel
    • 3 inch diameter color wheel
    • 3.25 inch diameter color wheel

Cut the eight wheels out of the 2 sheets of transparency. These wheels are useful for classroom demonstrations. Demonstrate that complementary colors lie on opposite sides of the color wheel by taking the 2 color wheels, rotating one them by 180 degrees, and then overlapping them to turn the entire overlapping parts of the 2 wheels black. Demonstrate how cyan, magenta, and yellow absorb a single primary color of light by overlapping the primary subtractive colors and the color wheel: overlapping cyan wheel/color wheel shows how cyan pigment absorbs red light; overlapping magenta wheel/color wheel shows how magenta pigment absorbs green light; overlapping yellow wheel/color wheel shows how yellow pigment absorbs blue light. Demonstrate how overlapping complementary colors of pigment produce black by overlapping cyan wheel/red wheel, magenta wheel/green wheel, and yellow wheel/blue wheel. Demonstrate how red, green, and blue pigments absorb two of the primary colors of light: overlap the red wheel/color wheel to show how red pigment absorbs green and blue light; overlap the green wheel/color wheel to show how green pigment absorbs red and blue light; and overlap the blue wheel/color wheel to show how blue pigment absorbs red and green light.

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3. Item # GASEF 003 Deluxe Teacher Demonstration Color Kit

    Price: $43.00
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter cyan wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter magenta wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter yellow wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter red wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter green wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter blue wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 5 inch diameter color wheel
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing 6 inch diameter color wheel

These large wheels are useful for classroom demonstrations. Demonstrate that complementary colors lie on opposite sides of the color wheel by taking the 2 color wheels, rotating one them by 180 degrees, and then overlapping them to turn the entire overlapping parts of the 2 wheels black. Demonstrate how cyan, magenta, and yellow absorb a single primary color of light by overlapping the primary subtractive colors and the color wheel: overlapping cyan wheel/color wheel shows how cyan pigment absorbs red light; overlapping magenta wheel/color wheel shows how magenta pigment absorbs green light; overlapping yellow wheel/color wheel shows how yellow pigment absorbs blue light. Demonstrate how overlapping complementary colors of pigment produce black by overlapping cyan wheel/red wheel, magenta wheel/green wheel, and yellow wheel/blue wheel. Demonstrate how red, green, and blue pigments absorb two of the primary colors of light: overlap the red wheel/color wheel to show how red pigment absorbs green and blue light; overlap the green wheel/color wheel to show how green pigment absorbs red and blue light; and overlap the blue wheel/color wheel to show how blue pigment absorbs red and green light.

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4. Item # GASEF 004 Color Wheel Wall Chart Poster

    Price: $6.00
  • ***NEW!!***Consists of 1 EA 18 x 39 inch color glossy wall chart poster.

This large colorful poster will provide a useful reference for classroom discussions of color mixing. The chart provides a side-by side comparison of additive (light) color mixing (on the left-hand side) with subtractive (pigment) color mixing (on the right hand side), so the relationship can be easily seen. The top section of the chart shows the color wheels and primary colors for both additive and subtractive colors. The middle section of the chart demonstrates the science of adding different primary colors of light and pigment, and shows how the color wheel can be used to predict the resultant colors. The bottom section of the chart describes complementary colors of light and pigment, again, in reference to the color wheel.

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5. Item # GASEF 005 Color Gradient Transparency

    Price: $5.00
  • 1 EA. 8.5 x 11 inch transparency containing
    • 6 red (R) rectangles: 100% R, 70% R, 50% R, 30% R, 20% R, 10% R
    • 6 green (G) rectangles: 100% G, 70% G, 50% G, 30% G, 20% G, 10% G
    • 6 blue (B) rectangles: 100% B, 70% B, 50% B, 30% B, 20% B, 10% B
    • 6 cyan (C) rectangles: 100% C, 70% C, 50% C, 30% C, 20% C, 10% C
    • 6 magenta (M) rectangles: 100% M, 70% M, 50% M, 30% M, 20% M, 10% M
    • 6 yellow (Y) rectangles: 100% Y, 70% Y, 50% Y, 30% Y, 20% Y, 10% Y
    • 11 black (K) rectangles: 100% K, 90% K, 80% K, 70% K, 60% K, 50% K, 40% K, 30% K, 20% K, 10% K, 5% K

Cut this sheet into 8 horizontal color strips: one each for R, G, B, C, M, Y, and two for black. Overlap and slide the CMYK strips to generate all of the colors that can be generated by a typical color printer. Compare the large range of colors that can be produced using CMY strips to the few colors that can be produced using RYB strips or RGB strips.

Each gradient strip shows a single hue, with different values of saturation. The more colored rectangles have higher saturation than the lighter colored rectangles. Each black gradient strip rectangle has a different value or lightness. The value or lightness of any colored rectangle can be changed by placing it on a black rectangle. So these strips are also useful for discussing the color model of hue, saturation, and lightness.

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6. Item # GASEF 006 It's a Colorful Life Text

    Price: $15.00
  • The latest version of the unit (printed in black and white)

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7. Item # GASEF 007 11 x 17 in. Color Wheel Wall Chart

    Price: $6.00
  • An 11 x 17 inch glossy color print of the entire color wheel wall chart (i.e. an 11 x 17 in. version of GASEF 004)

This chart will provides a useful desk reference for the rules of color mixing. The chart provides a side-by side comparison of additive (light) color mixing (on the left-hand side) with subtractive (pigment) color mixing (on the right hand side), so the relationship can be easily seen. The top section of the chart shows the color wheels and primary colors for both additive and subtractive colors. The middle section of the chart demonstrates the science of adding different primary colors of light and pigment, and shows how the color wheel can be used to predict the resultant colors. The bottom section of the chart describes complementary colors of light and pigment, again, in reference to the color wheel.

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8. Item # GASEF 008 8.5 x 11 in. Color Wheel

    Price: $5.00
  • An 8.5 x 11 inch glossy color print of the color wheel

This color wheel will provide a handy reference for an artist, printer, or photographer to predict the result of mixing paints, inks, or pigments.

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9. Item # GASEF 009 Chromatics: The Science of Color Text

    Price: $15.00
  • The latest version of the unit (printed in black and white)

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10. Item # GASEF 010 Seeing the Light: The Physics and Materials Science of the Incandescent Light Bulb Text

    Price: $10.00
  • The latest version of the unit (printed in black and white)

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11. Item # GASEF 011 CMY Color Wheel Components

    Price: $5.00
  • An 8.5 x 11 inch color transparency containing 3 color wheels: the cyan component of the color wheel, the magenta component of the color wheel, and the yellow component of the color wheel.

Cut out the three color wheel components and then overlap them to demonstrate how the color wheel is constructed from its cyan, magenta, and yellow components.

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12. Item # GASEF 012 Individual Color Envelope

    Price: $8.00
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch red transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch green transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch blue transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch cyan transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch magenta transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch yellow transparency
  • 1 EA. 4 x 3 inch color wheel transparency

Demonstrate subtractive color mixing by overlapping cyan/magenta to produce blue, magenta/yellow to produce red, and yellow/cyan to produce green. Demonstrate how overlapping complementary colors of pigment produce black by overlapping cyan/red, magenta/green, and yellow/blue. Demonstrate how cyan, magenta, and yellow absorb a single primary color of light by overlapping the primary subtractive colors and the color wheel: overlapping cyan/color wheel shows how cyan pigment absorbs red light; overlapping magenta/color wheel shows how magenta pigment absorbs green light; overlapping yellow/color wheel shows how yellow pigment absorbs blue light. Use the red, green, and blue films in front of 2 or 3 slide projectors to demonstrate additive color mixing.

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13. Item # GASEF 013 Light Bulb Wire Kit

    Price: $5.00
  • 10 EA. 20-cm length of 0.003 inch diameter Kanthal AF wire
  • 2 EA. 20-cm length of 0.010 inch diameter Kanthal AF wire
  • 2 EA. 20-cm length of 0.020 inch diameter copper wire
  • These materials are to be used for Experiment 6: Light Bulb Fabrication" in the module: "Seeing the Light: The Physics and Materials Science of the Incandescent Light Bulb." In this experiment, students build a simple light bulb that can operate in air. First, you need a Variac transformer or dc power supply or batteries. Connect the copper leads from the Variac to the 0.010 inch diameter Kanthal AF leads by twisting the ends together. Then connect the 0.010 inch diamter Kanthal AF wires (which simulate the lead wires in a light bulb) to the 0.003 inch diameter Kanthal AF wire (which simulates the tungsten filament in the light bulb) by twisting the ends together. By increasing the Variac voltage, the current in the 0.003 inch Kanthal AF filament can be increased to resistively heat the filament and cause it to glow. For a filament about 20 cm long, a voltage of about 40 V is required. This can be done in air because the Kanthal AF wire is oxidation resistant at high temperatures. Caution: This experiment should be done by the teacher or under close supervision because the exposed wires are at potentially dangerous voltages and currents.

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14. Item # GASEF 014 "The Color of Ice"

    Price: $4.00
  • Printed in color on both sides of 1 piece of glossy paper, this document explains in simple terms and diagrams why ice is either blue or white.

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15. Item # GASEF 015 Addenda to "The Line of Resistance" module

    Price: $3.00
  • The addenda contain additional experiments and creative dramas that complement the original unit now sold by the The Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin . There are a new series of experiments and problems on lightning safety that also use a graphite pencil and a piezoelectric sparker. In a new section on superconductors, students measure electrical losses in "superconducting" and normal magnets that they make using copper wire and the graphite pencil. They also fabricate a superconducting magnet with a "persistent switch." A creative drama and assessment about electrical conduction by electrons and holes extends the creative dramas described in the original module.

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16. Item # GASEF 016 "Light Matters" poster

    Price: $6.00
  • This unique 17 x 11 inch color poster describes the interaction of light with matter using a picture of the natural phenomenon, a diagram showing the essential physics, and a written description. The poster in divided into three sections. The first section describes the scattering of light by small particles, which is responsible for the color of the sky as well as sunsets. The second section presents examples of the interaction of light with bulk matter, where the light can be reflected, transmitted, or absorbed. Here, the phenomena of specular and diffuse reflection, the dispersion of light by a prism and the formation of a rainbow, and the color of water and leaves are lucidly discussed. The third section describes the emission of light, using a computer monitor and the color of hot objects as examples. The poster includes references for additional information and a section on details and clarifications.

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17. Item # GASEF 017 "Light Matters" poster

    Price: $6.00
  • This unique 34 x 22 inch color poster describes the interaction of light with matter using a picture of the natural phenomenon, a diagram showing the essential physics, and a written description. The poster in divided into three sections. The first section describes the scattering of light by small particles, which is responsible for the color of the sky as well as sunsets. The second section presents examples of the interaction of light with bulk matter, where the light can be reflected, transmitted, or absorbed. Here, the phenomena of specular and diffuse reflection, the dispersion of light by a prism and the formation of a rainbow, and the color of water and leaves are lucidly discussed. The third section describes the emission of light, using a computer monitor and the color of hot objects as examples. The poster includes references for additional information and a section on details and clarifications.

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18. Item # GASEF 018 Piezoelectric sparker

    Price: $.75
  • This sparker is to be used with the Line of Resistance unit and its addenda (see GASEF 015 above). Numerous activities using the sparker and the graphite pencil are described in the unit and addenda.

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19. Item # GASEF 019 RYB Color Wheel Components

    Price: $5.00
  • An 8.5 x 11 inch color transparency containing 3 color wheels: the red component of the conventional but incorrect color wheel, the yellow component of the conventional but incorrect color wheel, and the blue component of the conventional but incorrect color wheel.

Cut out the three color wheel components and then overlap them to demonstrate how red, yellow, and blue yield a much smaller range of colors than cyan, magenta, and yellow (using GASEF 011).

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20. Item # GASEF 020 R,G,B Color Slides

    Price: $8.00
  • 2 inch x 2 inch red, green and blue color slides for demonstrating additive color mixing

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21. Item # GASEF 021 R,G,B,C,M,Y Color Slides

    Price: $15.00
  • 2 inch x 2 inch red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow color slides for demonstrating additive color mixing, including showing how complementary colors of light produce white.

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22. Item # GASEF 022 R,G,B,C,M,Y - 100, 75, 50, 25% Color Slides

    Price: $45.00
  • 2 inch x 2 inch red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow color slides 100%, 75%, 50%, and 25% brightness levels for demonstrating additive color mixing, including how complementary colors of light produce white as well as how gray scales and a large color gamut are produced

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23. Item # GASEF 023
Staying Alive: The Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering of Safe Driving
Text

    Price: $8.00
  • The latest version of the unit (printed in black and white)

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24. Item # GASEF 024
6 Small Color Wheels on a single transparency sheet


color wheels
    Price: $5.00

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25. Item # GASEF 025 26x32 inch Seasons Poster

Price: $6.00

 

26. Item # GASEF 026 11x17 inch Seasons Poster

Price: $6.00

 


 

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