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Rainbow with a glass of Water

Materials Required
* A glass of water that is 3/4th full. * White paper * A sunny day
  • Hold the glass of water above the paper near a window or part of the house that has good sunlight.
  • Make sure the sunlight passes through the glass of water and falls on the paper. 
  • Observe and see a wonderful thing happening.  
What is Learnt
* When light passes from one media (air) into another media(water), it separates and gives the colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The same rainbow is witnessed in water fountain, in the mist of a waterfall and rainbows in the sky.
The rainbow colors; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are seen.

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Sashi Rao, JaipurTuesday, December 07, 2010
Very interesting activities

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