Did you know that rainbows are actually beautiful optical illusions? We see them thanks to the reflection and refraction of light.

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Go to any paint store or nail-polish shelf and you’ll see a dozen or so variations of the color black. Even inside a crayon box, there are a lot of shades. But what is the blackest black out there? (3:22 min.)

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In this winning entry for the 2014 Flame Challenge Physics Girl explains the mystery of color. How we see colour is very complicated and involves wavelength, reflection, signals and perception (3:50 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Physics 11 content area on Waves and Optics

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CurioCity resources which align with the Yukon Physics 11 content area on Waves and Optics

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary III Applied Science and Technology content area: The Material World.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary III Science and Technology content area: The Material World

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CurioCity resources which align with the Manitoba Senior 3 (Grade 11) Physics Curriculum Topic on The Nature of Light.

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