Why is the sky blue?

Combines Youtube videos and questions to explain why the sky is blue.

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Why is the sky blue?

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Combines Youtube videos and questions to explain why the sky is blue.
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  1. Why is the sky blue?

    Slide 1 - Why is the sky blue?

    • The science of colour
  2. Colour Science

    Slide 2 - Colour Science

    • To understand why the sky is blue, we need to understand more about light. This video explains how we can see the component colours in light.
  3. Test your understanding

    Slide 3 - Test your understanding

  4. Sky Science

    Slide 4 - Sky Science

    • On a clear cloudless day, the sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colours because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight.
  5. Share your blue sky thinking and photos

    Slide 5 - Share your blue sky thinking and photos

  6. Demonstrate your understanding

    Slide 6 - Demonstrate your understanding