How to Make a Rainbow

ROY-G-BIV make up the colors in a rainbow. Watch a video that explains the science behind rainbows, and how to create one at home.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring the demonstration to life by performing with your class
  • Take the experiment outside and have partners do the activity together
Classroom Considerations
  • Best used in a unit on the water cycle or lesson on the reflection and refraction of light 
  • Requires sunlight to do the activity
  • The 18th video in a series of 26
  • Demonstrates how to make a rainbow with some common household items
  • Offers suggestions for carrying out the rainbow-making activity
  • Video leaves out the color indigo
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