Use a container full of water as a prism and show that as light is bent, the individual colors from different wavelengths become visible. This explains why the sky appears to be blue midday, and why as the sun nears the horizon, it looks orange in color. This activity can easily be added to a instructional activity on light and refraction, the atmosphere, or the sun.
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