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Kids Science Experiments - Hose Pipe Rainbow
 
Make a Water Hose Rainbow

Materials you will need:

• A sunny day
• Running hose pipe or garden hose

 
Steps
 
This is a great experiment to do outside on a hot, sunny day.

It is very easy and the only things needed are a garden hose / hose pipe with running water on a bright, sunny day.  

This is lots of fun for the children.

Steps:

1.  Stand with your back to the Sun.

2.  Spray water from the hose pipe / garden hose

3. Place your thumb over the hole at the end of the hose pipe / garden pipe to form a spraying effect.

4.  Watch the spray against a dark background -grass, hedge or a wall.

This should form a rainbow from the Sun. Can you see the different colors?  

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet make up the colours of a rainbow.  

Light bends and slows down as it goes through water.  

Each colour of light bends at different angles, therefore you can see each color separately.

 
 
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