Experiments (continued)

2. Rainbow Colors

Place a glass of water on a white piece of paper and let the sun shine through it.  The water breaks the sun's light into seven colors: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, indigo, and violet.  These are the colors you see in a rainbow when the sun shines through water drops in the air.  For more on rainbows, go here.

Weather ideas for elementary students:

1. Draw a picture of your favorite activity to do in the sun.  Collect pictures from magazines of sunshine activities.

2. Talk about the benefits of sunshine.  Talk about problems from sunshine.

3. Keep a thermometer shaded from the sun.  Note the temperature.  Then let the sun shine on it for several minutes and note the temperature again.  What is the difference in temperature?

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