Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is about Ireland and Shamrocks and rainbows, but what is it really? Take look at the following videos to learn a little bit about this holiday and the man behind the holiday before we get into our science for the day.
St. Patrick’s Day for Primary (K-2) Students
St. Patrick’s Day for Intermediate (3-5) Students
St. Patrick’s Day for Moms & Dads
Somewhere over the rainbow….
Rainbows are another thing that are closely tied to St. Patrick’s day and Irish folklore in general. The legend has it that the leprechauns hide their gold at the end of the rainbow. While finding gold at the end of the rainbow would be nice, the science behind how a rainbow is formed is pretty neat. Some might even say magical 🙂
Are you ready to make your own rainbow?
Materials needed for today’s experiment: 6 paper towels, food coloring, 6 clear cups/glasses (on the smaller side), tray or pan, water
Want some more information on rainbows & how to make one using the sun & water inside your house?
Check out this awesome video & activity by Mystery Science. Click here to go to the webpage.
A note to moms, dads & supervising adults: Some of these links go to YouTube. As long as they watch on the webpage, it won’t go to YouTube. Please make sure to monitor your kids as they are watching the attached videos. Things labeled “Primary” is best for grades Kindergarten through 3rd, and things labeled “Intermediate” are best for grades 3rd and above, but you know your kiddos best.