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Lesson 02 – Experiment: Create a Sunset

Read The Experiment

Create a Sunset

The Sun looks yellow. Why are sunsets red? Do this activity to find out.

What You Need
What You Do
What You Need

  • Clear glass bowl
  • Water
  • Spoon
  • Few drops of low-fat milk
  • White note paper
  • Flashlight

What You Do

  1. Fill the bowl with water.
  2. Hold up the piece of paper on one side of the bowl. Hold the flashlight on the other side of the bowl.
  3. Shine the light through the water so that the light hits the paper. Record what you see.
  4. Use the spoon to add a few drops of milk until the water looks cloudy.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3. Record what you see.

To learn more about this experiment, watch the video by Kids Fun Science on Youtube.


Now Show What You Know!

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