I did a lesson with my son on rainbows.This was actually a lesson on the why’s of weather.
To actually explain the phenomenon of rainbow, I had to explain how when light passes through a 3D prism the white light breaks into seven components. There were no prisms in the sky and how water droplets act as prism. I knew it was very vague for him. And so I drew a diagram of a prism , still had my doubts because it was important for him to understand the difference between a 2d and 3d object. So I explained the various 2 Dand 3D shapes.
I then drew a 2 d pizza and exclaimed how boring and then drew a 3 d pizza and told him ” How exciting”! My drawings have their limitations 🙂 I still was not sure if he understood the concept. I went on to give examples of 3D movies, tried to explain the concept of depth.
By now, I had digressed from the topic of rainbow . So I actually found a glass prism like object and showed the dispersion of life. The joy on his face was so worth it. My daughter and I were also super excited. Not yet figured how to upload photos from the iPad on to the blog , so will have to make do with the post sans the photo :((
There is so much joy in teaching and learning…….