Saturday, February 25, 2012

Rainbows in a Box

Shine a flashlight on an old CD at the bottom of an upturned box, and it's fun.


Turn off the lights, and move the flashlight across the CD to make the rainbows dance, and it's magic.


Follow playtime up with story time, and its science.


And as usual, it's great to be a homeschooler.

7 comments:

Ticia said...

Ha ha ha, so cute and simple. Now can I find an empty box...........

Angela said...

What a great idea! My kids have been playing with the flashlights like crazy since we went camping...we will do this tonight, thanks!

Eddie said...

I'll have to show my preschool sidekick this one - he got a new flashlight for Christmas and he's obsessed with finding new things to do with it! Thanks!

Debbie said...

I was going to try to do this over the weekend after reading it here.

amandajo said...

We use old junk CD's in the car on a sunny day road trips. They can try and "catch" each others rainbows. Try and pick a trip with several turns like errands around town- otherwise someone may stay in the shade- I guess you can bring a laser light for them.

Raising a Happy Child said...

We like Science Solve It series, but we haven't read this book. We loved doing rainbows with CDs too.

Anonymous said...

For an older kid, you could make a spectroscope, a home made one is similar, but only a slit of light is allowed through, so that different sources of lights will create different rainbows. Actually, some light sources will give only a handful of lines of color.