How Are Rainbows Formed? Lesson for Kids


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Above a rainbow, you may see another slightly fainter rainbow, which is called a _____.

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1. There are this many main colors in a rainbow.

2. Rainbows are created by sunlight and these:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using these tools, you can see what you know about how rainbows form. You will be quizzed on properties of rainbows as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you check your understanding of:

  • Term used for the slightly fainter rainbow above the original one
  • Number of main colors in a rainbow
  • How rainbows are created
  • Where rainbows look like they are located

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Information recall - remember information you picked up about how rainbows form
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of rainbows

Additional Learning

Rainbows appear because of several reasons, and you can use the lesson, How Are Rainbows Formed? - Lesson for Kids, to learn more about this process. You can also cover these topics:

  • Colors of the rainbow
  • Shape of rainbows
  • Rainbow formation