• Question: why is the grass green and the sky blue?

    Asked by sliced bread to Tiernan, Sonia, Mossy, Maureen on 14 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by SuperSOPHIE! :).
    • Photo: Sonia Lenehan

      Sonia Lenehan answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      This has to do with the way the sun is reflected! So the sun reflects blue light and grass reflects green light!

    • Photo: Maureen

      Maureen answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      Chemicals in the air absorb more red than blue from the sun, so the sky looks blue! The blue is reflected back to us and we can see the blue. With grass, plants have a compound called chlorophyll, which absorbs red and blue and reflects back green light. Chlorophyll is what gives the plants energy!