Red Sky at Night--A Science Experiment on Light for Middle School

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6th - 8th
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Description

Have you wondered why the sky is blue or sunsets are red? And did you know the sky on the Moon is always black? Watch your students become scientists as they dig into these fascinating questions. This lab exploration uses common household items to clearly show why Earth’s sky is blue.

Questions Answered:
What colors of light are in sunlight?

Why does the sky appear blue during the day?

Why does the sky appear red at sunset?


Materials Needed
Plastic shoebox or clear container of water, milk, flashlight


Preparation Time
gather supplies

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Answer Key Included
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to.

Time Required
20 minutes or longer depending on how much of the written assignment you use.

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Copyright ©Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Photographs and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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