Meeting Roy G. Biv
We’re learning all about color and light in Dr. Wile’s elementary curriculum, Science in the Beginning. We’ve done some experiments with color and light, so the spark of curiosity has already been kindled.
Embracing the light bulb moments:
The morning sun casts a rainbow on the schoolroom floor through the prism in the window.
So, what’s going on with the light from the window?
Color and Light
For a rainbow to appear in the sky, something special happens with light. When sunlight passes through water droplets in the air, the light waves bend, which is refraction. When the light refracts, it separates into the colors we see.
In the same way, a prism bends light waves and disperses the light into the colors we see. These colors each have a different wavelength. Cool, huh?
Click here for free sample lessons from Science in the Beginning, with fun color and light experiments you can do with things you probably have around the house. And the video below shows Dr. Wile demonstrating another cool light and water experiment.
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