Colors and Rainbows are all around us this time of year.
Whether we are heading off to play in the yard or our students are bringing them into class to decorate, the chatter is all about rainbows.
We wouldn’t want to leave our classrooms out of the fun, so we decorate our rooms with these Colorful Popsicle Fine Motor Crafts.
As we dig into everything about Colors and Rainbows, this is a great time to work on science. Science is a fantastic way to get kids learning without realizing they are learning.
To bring our fascination with colors and science together, I’ve created this Colors and Rainbows Science Unit. It’s an excellent way for kids to learn science in a hands-on way.
If you would like to bring the colors and rainbows theme across your curriculum, be sure to take a look at our Colors Page.
Color and Rainbows Science Unit
Your class will be engaged as they learn everything they’ve ever wanted to know about color and rainbows.
This Colors and Rainbows Science Unit is perfect for science in Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade classrooms and is packed full of intriguing science activities.
This activity is great for homeschoolers, kid’s activities, and to add to your unit studies!
Inside You Will Find:
- Science Lesson Plans for the week
- Definition Posters – 10 pages
- Colors PowerPoint – 22 pages
- Colors Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 22 pages
- Walking Color Wheel Experiment – 8 pages
- Color Wheel Worksheet – 1 page
- Color Paddle Directions – 3 pages
- Color Paddle Worksheet – 1 page
- Baking Soda Color Mixing Experiment – 7 pages
- Melting Ice Color Mixing Experiment – 7 pages
- Mixing Colors Worksheet – 1 page
- Rainbow PowerPoint – 13 pages
- Rainbow Posters (exact same as PowerPoint above) – 13 pages
- Make a Rainbow Science Experiment – 6 pages
Materials Needed for Colors and Rainbows Science Unit:
- paper or cardstock
- laminating pouches
- double-sided tape, adhesive magnetic strips
- materials listed inside the product for each of the colors and rainbows learning activities
Using the Colors and Rainbows Science Unit:
Once you have purchased this activity and downloaded it, I recommend that you print the activities out on cardstock and laminate them so it can be used year after year.
This resource is full of various activities and centers. Therefore, preparation will vary. Below is a brief rundown of some components in the Colors and Rainbows Science Unit.
Science Lesson Plan for the Week
During the week, students will complete different science activities learning all about Colors and Rainbows. I love to find different books that go with our units. For this unit, we start off by reading How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney.
This resource has everything you need to teach your class about colors and rainbows with hands-on interactive lessons. All the work has been done for you!
Reading A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman really gets the Colors and Rainbows unit kickstarted.
Colors and Rainbows Posters
These posters are perfect for teaching students different facts about colors and rainbows. I find it best when I laminate these prior to using for increased durability. You can introduce the information posters and leave them hanging on the wall while you are teaching the unit so that students can refer to the posters whenever they would like.
These scientific pictures cover everything about colors and rainbows. Prior to teaching this lesson, place double-sided tape or an adhesive magnetic strip on the back of each picture card.
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