A rainbow is made of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Where did the rainbow come from? All the colors exist in sunlight. We can’t see them because they are mixed together.
When sunlight moves from the air to the water in the glass, it bends in a special way. When it bends, the light separates into all the colors of the rainbow. It’s called refraction. From How To Make a Rainbow video
We tried this on our own but with much poorer results.
Our hypothesis: our plate was too large. Try again with smaller plate so the colors have less area to run together.
This is another fun rainbow experiment to try.
Rainbow Books for Kids
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The flowers in a garden represent the colors of the rainbow in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Can you find the hidden heart shape that Lois Ehlert hides in all her books? [picture book, ages 2 and up]
The Magic School Bus Makes A Rainbow: A Book About Color by
Ms. Frizzle and her class ride into a whitelight pinball machine to learn about color and light. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
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