Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mommy can we chase some rainbows?!?!

I just love the girls and their imaginations! One thing that Pumpkin asked one day after watching Curious George was to catch a rainbow.  Seeing that it was winter and very cold outside I suggested we make some then she can catch them.  Easy peasy request and a great way to work in a bit of a science lesson to.  I am sure that you have heard of the Sneaky Chef right? Well I would like to think of myself as a Sneaky Teacher when we are not doing something that is part of her "Mommy School" (more on that later).

So off she went to find the little prism we had and I fetched, boy I have been in the South too long, a jar and a glass to fill with water.  Part of the Sneaky Teacher lesson was a practical living lesson, pouring from one container to another, she even filled the water bottle herself.  Gotta love hearing "Mommy!  I can do IT!!" as the chair is squealing across the kitchen floor.

We compared the difference between the light shining through the smooth mason jar and the drinking glass which was angled.  Then cam Pumpkin's favorite part the prism.  We briefly went over how the light is separated as it goes the prism similar to the way it did with the water!  From here she had the opportunity to play with the prism and jar.

Mission accomplished!  Pumpkin was able to create, catch her own rainbows, and meet Roy G. Biv.  This is a wonderful mnemonic to help remember the color spectrum; Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet.
Here is a little treat, a  video about a man named  Roy G. Biv  by They Might Be Giants. So this St. Patrick's day be sure to go out there on a rainbow hunt and let us know if you see Roy G. Biv!

Ja matta ne,
Little Mochi

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