Hey Wonder Friends! Look up in the sky! Do you see that rainbow? We almost missed it, but our friend — Roy G. Biv — pointed it out.
Do you know Roy? If you've ever studied colors, rainbows, or light in school, then you've probably heard of Roy.
R - red
O - orange
Y - yellow
G - green
B - blue
I - indigo
V - violet
Get it? Roy G. Biv! He's quite a colorful guy.
When light hits a prism, such as drops of moisture in the atmosphere, it gets split into different wavelengths that we see as the different colors of the color spectrum. That's why we see the colors of the rainbow the way we do after it rains and the sun comes out!
Colors provide much more than mere beauty, though. Did you realize that colors play important roles in the world? It's true!
Colors can even be used to identify clothing for different people. If you see a baby blanket that's blue, who's it for? (A boy!) What about a pink blanket? (A girl!)
The next time you see a rainbow, take some time to appreciate the many colors within it. What feelings do they inspire within you? Whether or not there's gold at the end of that rainbow, the rainbow itself is the true treasure!