K-12 Teachers - Color and Light Survey - Winter 2019
The purpose of this survey is to document the variety of color and light topics that are currently taught at each of the different age levels.

The results of this survey will be used to develop age-appropriate resources for bridging between the art and science of color and teaching color as an integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) subject.

The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) and the International Color Association (AIC) thank you for your input!

Basic Information
1. What age do you primarily teach?
2. How many years have you been teaching?
3. What subjects do you teach? Check all that apply.
Teaching Color
4a. Do you have a dedicated classroom?
4b. How long is your typical class period?
4c. How often do you teach a lesson about color and/or light?
4d. What do you focus on the MOST when teaching about color?
STEAM
5a. Do you currently include STEAM lessons (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in your curriculum?
5b. Have you ever participated in an art and science teacher collaboration to teach about color and light?
Combining the Art and Science of Color
How many class periods do your students spend actively engaged exploring the following topics over the course of a typical school year.
6a. Color Mixing
None
1 to 5 class periods
5 to 10 class periods
10+ class periods
Colorant Mixing - e.g.paints, inks, or dyes
Light Mixing - e.g. computer, displays, projection
Optical Mixing - e.g. pointillism
6b. Designing with Color
None
1 to 5 class periods
5 to 10 class periods
10+ class periods
Hue Harmony and Contrast - e.g. analagous, complementary
Color Shifts - e.g. Simultaneous Contrast, Assimilation
Dimensions of Color - e.g. hue, value, brightness, saturation, chroma
Color Associations, Color Symbolism
6c. Light and Vision
None
1 to 5 class periods
5 to 10 class periods
10+ class periods
Prisms, Spectral and Extraspectral Colors
Spectral Curves, Measuring Color
Anatomy of the Eye. Rods and Cones
Opponent Colors, Colors in the Brain
Color Deficiencies, Color Blindness
6d. Color Technology
None
1 to 5 class periods
5 to 10 class periods
10+ class periods
Lighting
Printers and Inks
Color on the Computer
Color Chemistry
Color Measurement
Paints
Color mixing with paint is often one of the first lessons when teaching about color. We are interested in knowing which type of media you use and the colors you have available for students to use.
7a. Do you use paints in the classroom? If you answer no, please skip to question #8.
7b. Do you supplement the traditional ROYGBV colors with magenta (fuchsia) and cyan (turquoise blue) paints? Check all that apply.
No
Magenta
Cyan
Don't use this medium
Tempera
Watercolor
Acylics
Gouache
Oils
Color Wheels
8. Here are some diagrams of standard color wheels or hue circles. Which type of color wheel do your students use MOST OFTEN in the classroom?
Color Spaces
9. Color is 3D. What type of 3D color space, if any, do your students use MOST OFTEN to visualize the three dimensions of color?
Teaching Tools
10. Do your students have access to any of the following tools or supplies in the classroom? Mark all that apply.
11. Do you currently use any of the following programs or products when you teach? Mark all that apply.
12. What type of resources do you use to teach color? Mark all that apply.
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