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Help explaining rainbows

  1. Sep 11, 2005 #1
    Hello,

    I am interested in finding out a clear explanation for how rainbows form such as would be appropriate for the junior high level. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 11, 2005 #2
    The tiny raindrops act like lenses up in the atmosphere and refract the light into all its colors similar to the way a prism would.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2005 #3
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