What Makes the Sky Blue? and
What Causes a Rainbow?


​Grades K-3... These books are part of the Everyday Earth Science series published by The Child's World in 2016. These books look at why the sky takes on the colors it does. Each one includes a science experiment to further explore the topic. Once you read these books, you won't look at the sky the same way again! 


If you click on the book covers to the right, they will take you to their pages at The Child's World. There are additional related links available there. 


​​​Related Web Sites and Activities

​NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has a great website all about clouds. It includes why clouds appear to be different colors.


NASA Space Place is a great place to explore Earth and Space including why the sky is blue.


Ask the Astronomer is a video series where astronomers answer questions like, "Why is the sky blue?"


The University of Boulder created a whole bunch of really cool interactive simulations, including this one where you can explore how our eyes see color.


The Science Learning Hub website comes from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. This page looks at how we see color. It includes some awesome links at the bottom including a look at how dogs see color.


What Makes the Sky Blue?
What Causes a Rainbow?
Janet Slingerland
Children's author
​​Copyright © Janet Slingerland. All rights reserved.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~ Irish Blessing​ ~