Monday, May 4, 2015

Prism Play


Sun after rain can result in rainbows, but so can sun refracting light in a prism!
Since it was a rainy day with no sun, we needed an artificial light source to help with our rainbow work.
I set up a Prism Play table as suggested by 'Buggy and Buddy'
http://buggyandbuddy.com/rainbow-science-for-kids-exploring-prisms/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Buggy+and+Buddy+Newsletter%3A+A+Few+Questions+%26+Some+Fun!&utm_campaign=20150501_m125595164_Buggy+and+Buddy+Newsletter%3A+A+Few+Questions+%26+Some+Fun!&utm_term=Exploring+Prisms


A few colourful folders worked as patterned paper for exploration.
I had purchased three, inexpensive prisms that O & Baby C could not wait to get their hands on!


We talked about how a sunny day would work well, for prisms hanging in the window and decided we could use a flashlight in place of sunshine, during the rain!


The rainbow appeared!


Baby C was busy being dazzled and as usual, happy to be involved in big girls work!


She quickly noted how we used the flashlight!


Once she fell asleep, O and I got to more tedious work of re-creating the colours we saw. The most evident colours were purple (or iris, as O stated!), green, yellow and orange. O sketched them in sequence over and over again!

EXPAND ON RAINBOW'S
Buggy and Buddy have several expansion activities at the end of their post. 
Children's Books.
http://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/books-about-rain-and-rainbows.html?utm_source=buggyandbuddy.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_article
Bend Light http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/Science-experiments+10/How-to-bend-the-light+11693.htm
Mirror & Water Rainbow http://physicscentral.com/experiment/physicsathome/rainbow.cfm

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