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Why is the sky blue, and where to colors come from? Kids identify the colors of the rainbow, find the colors in a rainbow, then use color filters to find each color in white light. The lesson includes a rubric and six different activities that introduce learners to the color wheel, properties of light, the mnemonic Roy G. Biv, and hands on inquiry.
Introduce starting space scientists to the electromagnetic spectrum, expecially the portion of visible light. Teach them about wavelength and frequesncy. Then give them a roll of adding machine tape and a manila folder to make a wavelenght model measurer! Detailed procedures and a worksheet are provided.
In this colors of the rainbow worksheet, learners fill out a chart by first correctly coloring each letter of Roy G. Biv to show the colors of the rainbow. For each color, students write the color word and the name of an object as well as an adjective that begins with that letter.
Students test their memory recall and discuss its association to color. After reading an article, they discuss the natural and psycho-sociological significance of the color red. As a class, they participate in a mood-color association experiment. They write a short story based on one of the images used in the experiment.
Make an art to science connection by discussing the properties of colors and white light. Learners create colors using paints and light beams through prisms. They utilize filters to see how colors change, then construct a graph to show their findings.
Young scholars explore, examine and study about the natural and psycho-sociological significance of the color red. They participate in a mood-color association experiment and then discuss and plot their responses to the experiment on a graph.
Uncover the science behind the beautiful phenomena of rainbows with a simple demonstration. Shine light through different-sized containers of water as young scientists learn that rainbows occur when visible light is split up into its seven constituent parts. Depending on the age of your class, extend the activity by discussing wavelength, frequency, and other components of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Sixth graders continue their examination of light. In groups, they make rainbows and examine the spectrum of visible light. They travel between various stations recording their observations about the behaviors of light. To end the lesson, they challenge each other on their findings.
Explore physical science by participating in a visual spectrum experiments. Budding scientists identify the colors in the color spectrum and view the colors in class by utilizing cellophane, flash lights, and other arts and crafts materials. They define a list of light related vocabulary terms and complete a worksheet.
What is a color spectrum? Simple, it's comprised of the colors of the rainbow. Have the classs read a passage about the color spectrum and then complete two short answer activities. 
Students examine the concept of frequency and wavelength. They analyze how frequency and wavelength relate to each other by conducting an experiment involving measuring and timing wavelengths by pulling adding machine tape through an apparatus.
Who doesn't love a rainbow? Little ones adore them, so why not make rainbows the subject of your next art project. Your class can use watercolor to paint rainbows. As they do, have them identify the colors in the rainbow, talk about how new colors are made as they blend together, and how rainbows are formed. 
Students discuss whether all colors are in the rainbow. In this physics instructional activity, students defend their ideas and present persuasive arguments to support them.
Students explore visual arts by participating in a color identification activity. In this rainbows activity, students discuss the different colors that make up the color spectrum and why we see rainbows in nature. Students read the book Planting a Rainbow and paint their own using water based paints.
How do you remember all of the colors of the rainbow? One trick is to remember "Roy G. Biv." This video demonstrates how "Roy G. Biv" can help you to remember the colors.
Sixth graders conduct a variety of experiments to explore types of light and the concept of refraction. They observe objects in water, use water and prisms to create rainbows and combine light filtered through colored cellophane to achieve a white light.
Students make rainbows by completing a hands on activity. In this rainbows lesson plan, students watch a video, use prisms, a flashlight, and different color paper to make a rainbow. Then they write about it in their science journal.
Third graders view a multimedia presentation to access prior knowledge of ways they have seen light. In this spectrum of color lesson, 3rd graders students experiment with light and a prism.  Students record their observations and explain what they see.  Students repeat varying the color of the paper. Students self-evaluate.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one-paragraph essay about rainbows. They answer three multiple-choice questions about the passage.
Students study the colors of the rainbow, and observe a rainbow. They fill a clear glass half full of water and place it on a piece of white paper. As the glass is tilted left and right spots of color appear.

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