From the Series Amazing Sights in the Sky
In Rainbows, early fluent readers will explore the science behind the optical illusions of rainbows. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore rainbows and how sunlight and water play a role to create them.
An infographic, sidebars, and an activity offer kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about eclipses using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rainbows also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Rainbows is part of Jump!’s Amazing Sights in the Sky series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Science and Math|
|Number of Pages||24|
Rainbow - Reviewed by Booklist
From the Amazing Sights in the Sky series (6 books), this brightly illustrated volume clearly explains the science behind rainbows. It encourages readers to experiment with the two necessary elements for the phenomenon, light and water, and includes a useful diagram demonstrating light bending in a prism. The text points out that in a single rainbow, the colors appear in a set order, which is reversed in the outer arc of a double rainbow. An appended page offers directions for making a rainbow indoors. The book’s relatively short sentences and large type indicate beginning readers, while the pictures, information, and suggested activities will have appeal for preschoolers as well. The eye-catching illustrations include photos of seldom seen fogbows and moonbows, as well as many rainbows. A simple, appealing science book.
— Carolyn Phelan