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.
An accompanying video can be used as you see fit: as background for yourself or as an introduction or review for the students. Check the link below to watch the video and judge for yourself.
To see the accompanying videos, click here:
Red Sky at Night--Or Why is the Sky Blue?
This experiment is part of a complete unit, titled, Light, Optics, & Color and can be seen here:
Complete Light Unit on TpT
To see companion curricular pieces click here:
TpT Store Light & Color Category
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.
About 20 minutes