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Why is the sky blue? What makes those puffy white clouds in the sky?
Why are the colors of a rainbow red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet?
What causes thunder and lightning during a storm?
What causes tornadoes to destroy some houses and jump over others?
What makes the wind?
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Two days ago I was listening to a college football in the distance, and someone asked about the power of noise (we'd never be able to hear one person yelling in the stadium a half mile away, but when it's full it generates a roar!)
The answer has to do with decibels and logarithms, I believe...sort of complex, but I wonder if there's a fun and simple way to explain it?
Why does Santa Claus wear red and white? Here is an answer from Ask.com
One possibility is Santa Clause honors a bishop in Turkey name Nicholas. Bishops wear read and white. Another is that Santa is from a Dutch folklore and he originally wore green and white.Coca Cola used him in an ad campaign and changed his colors to red and white.
Although it would be a shame to think that Coke would have anything to do with our memory of Santa.
Kelly Fitzpatrick wrote:
If Saturday and Sunday are the days of the weekend, why is Sunday the first day of the week on a US calendar?
Webster defines the word end as "the part of an area that lies at the boundary" as well as "the extreme or last part lengthwise". It is this last definition that you have applied. But if you look at it in terms of the first definition, it makes sense that the weekends would be the first and the last day of the weem, as those are the two days that lie on the "boundary" of the calendar.
I've noticed that sometimes, even though the leaves have died on a deciduous tree, they do not fall off. It's the first week of December in New England and of the two trees outside my classroom window, one has dropped most of its leaves while the other still has more than half hanging on forlornly. Why does this happen?
Lynne Hoffman wrote:
Why is every snowflake different?
I used to wonder this too! Then my world was shattered and I decided being a cog in a great machine was probably the better choice. anyway, for some snowflake reading, see here:
Why are school buses yellow? or Why are school buses and taxis yellow? for students more familiar with taxis as a mode of transportation. (Yes, there are yellow automobiles out there as well, but not frequently enough that a student may be aware that they exist).
Can dogs look up?
Why do stars twinkle?