Rainbows: Color Science

Color has been an intense topic of interest for thousands of years. Mathematicians, philosophers, physicists, physiologists, poets, and other disciplines have all contributed to our understanding of color.

In the 1600s, English physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton began a series of experiments with sunlight and prisms. He demonstrated that clear white light was composed of seven visible colors. Throughout our Rainbow Week, we really enjoyed manipulating different colors to see what would happen when they were combined!

For this activity specifically, we really enjoyed using paint and Ziploc bags to combine different colors.

Our young students enjoyed it because of the squishy texture of the bags, and the teachers enjoyed it because it was easy to clean up!

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