Thursday, 10 April 2008
08:25:12 PM (GMT)
It was raining outside not to long ago and the sun is finally coming out from the
gray sky. You notice a rainbow appear in the sky. You have so many questions. Your
three most important questions are how are rainbows formed, why is a rainbow round,
and is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
Lets start with how rainbows are formed. Rainbows are formed when the sun shines
onto droplets of moisture in Earth's atmosphere. They are usually formed after a
storm when the sun comes out. Last summer when I was watering my garden, I used the
spray option on the hose and there was a rainbow where I was spraying the plants.
When I turned off the hose the rainbow was gone so I kept the hose on and I ended up
using alot of water and my plants got overwatered!
A rainmbow is round because raindrops are round. The raindrops bend the sunlight
as it goes through them. The water droplets act as prisms and seperate the white
light from the sun into seven different colors. The seven colors it seperates into
are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The different colors are
made by different wavelengths of light. Each different color has a different
Well, as you might know, there is NOT a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It
is a myth that the Irish believe that a leprechaun's hiding place for it's gold is at
the end of a rainbow. You will never reach the end of a rainbow. There is not
an actual end to a rainbow so it's impossible! If you walk towards it, it will seem
like it's moving father away. So if you have tried looking for that pot of gold, stop
now, because you won't find it!
Now you three questions are answered. You know how rainbows are formed, why a
rainbow is round and that there isn't a pot of gold at an end of a rainbow. Now next
time you see a rainbow......Think of me!!
Got only 100% in class.
Representing for my class infront of the whole school.
If I make that then I will represent my school for the national thing!
Last edited: 11 April 2008