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- Lynn C., Teacher
- Wakefield, RI
Rainbow Teacher Resources
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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.
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.