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Lesson 03 – Experiment: Make Your Own Rainbow

Read The Experiment to Learn How to Make Your Own Rainbow

Make Your Own Rainbow

Create a rainbow to show the spectrum of colours of visible light.

What You Need
What You Do
What You Need

  • A set of crayons or coloured pencils
  • A flashlight (one that has a narrow beam of light works best)
  • A large bowl of water
  • A mirror that will fit in the bottom of the bowl.

What You Do

  1. Place the bowl of water near a blank wall.
  2. Put the mirror in the bowl.
  3. Shine the flashlight at the mirror.
  4. Move the flashlight from side to side and up and down until you can see a rainbow on the wall or on the ceiling.
  5. Use crayons or coloured pencils to draw a picture of what you see on the back of this paper.

Now Show What You Know!

Complete some questions about the reading selection by clicking “Begin Questions” below.