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How Does Paint Work?

How Things Work
How Things Work


How Does Paint Work?
Print How Does Paint Work? Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print How Does Paint Work? Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.21

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    radiation, nanometers, truffle, spectrum, electromagnetic, wavelength, atmosphere, absorb, material, infinite, sesame, influence, result, visible, primary, itself


How Does Paint Work?
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Are you bored with your old room? Ready for a change? Maybe all you need is a new coat of paint!
 
2     Changing the paint color in a room not only changes its appearance; it also changes the whole atmosphere of the room. Suppose your room is painted a dull beige right now. What a difference it would be if the walls were suddenly transformed into a bright hot pink. Or suppose your baby blue room was suddenly transformed into chocolate brown. It would seem like a new room. A coat of paint is a simple thing, and yet it has the ability to really make over a space.
 
3     But how does it work? How does paint bring color to our lives?
 
4     There are several factors that influence the colors we see. These factors include the material itself, electromagnetic radiation, and our eyes and brains.
 
5     Paints are blends of chemical pigments. These pigments reflect certain colors and absorb others. The colors that they reflect are the colors that we see.

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