Nothing but Blue Skies: How does light affect the color of the sky?

December 2006
Science & Children;Dec2006, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p55
Academic Journal
Science Experiment
The article presents an experiment about how light affects the color of the sky. The experiment aims to explore the effects of light in the atmosphere and observe what will happen to the light as it passes through a solution. At the start of the experiment, students were asked to describe the sky and its colors while science teacher discussed sky changes. Group of students were distributed with flashlight, stirring utensil, powered milk, and a cup of water, while the classroom is slightly darken to determine the effect of the beam shines of the flashlight through the water. The experiment assesses that the light color from the sun is white, however, when light bumps into air in the sky the color changes.


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