In this activity children will learn about how rainbows are formed and the importance of the Sun as a source of light.
Freak atmospheric conditions rarely seen outside the Polar Regions have been credited with causing the formation of an upside down rainbow. Children will learn about how rainbows are formed and the importance of the Sun as a source of light. They will decide under what conditions a rainbow can be seen.
- to identify changes that occur when the Sun goes behind a cloud and recognise that these are different from changes at nightfall.
Children will learn:
- that the Sun is a source of light even when it is behind a cloud.
- that it is dangerous to look directly at the Sun e.g. you mustn't look at the Sun because it's very bright and burns your eyes.
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.