Roy G. Biv: The Life and Times of a Scientist and an Artist

Erika L. Williams, Science, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


The seminar I took focused on the Art and Chemistry of light. This will also be the focus of this CU. I will have the students personify the visible light spectrum ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) by turning the EM Spectrum between 450 nm and 750 nm into a person Roy G. Biv. Students will study and do experiments pertaining to the physical, chemical, and life providing properties of light. Students will also explore the role of light and color in the art field. As a final project and comprehensive assessment, the students will present Roy G. Biv as an artist and a scientist and create a portfolio of artwork and scientific experiments as a final project.