Some students confuse the primary colours taught in art with the primary colours of light


Diagnostic Resources

The following worksheets may help to identify whether students hold this particular misconception.

For more information, see the University of York BEST website.

Resources to Address This


The following studies have documented this misconception:

  • Viennot, L., Chauvet, F., Colin, P. and Rebmann, G. () Designing Strategies and Tools for Teacher Training: the Role of Critical Details, Examples in Optics. Wiley InterScience, Wiley Periodicals.

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