ExplorationYou might not be able to touch a rainbow that comes out after a rain shower, but there is a way you can get close to one!Have you ever played with or seen a prism? They look sort of like small glass crystals. Ask the grown-ups in your family if they have one, and otherwise see if you can get one.By angling a prism at just the right angle, you can see the way light splits up into the beautiful colors of a rainbow! Using a prism, you can shine a small section of rainbow onto the sidewalk and then get up close to it!
Sources & links
“About Rainbows.” The National Center for Atmospheric Research & the UCAR Office of Programs. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. 6 Jun. 2010. “Optical Illusions.” Weather Wiz Kids. 06 Jun. 2010. “How are rainbows formed?” Science Kids. Dartmouth College Computer Science Department. 06 Jun. 2010.