Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm Gonna Catch You Here I Come

The title of this post was taken from the song I'm Gonna Catch You by Laurie Berkner.

"Mom! We learned about motion and forces today!"

Says Mason as he ran through the door yesterday. Yikes! They are learning more and more at younger ages. Crazy! Tyler came home today and was studying for a science test...SOL 5.3 to be exact. As I'm looking it over with her I read her notes on the color spectrum and I stumble across this little nugget. 

"The colors of the visible spectrum from the longest wavelength to the shortest wavelength are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet (ROYGBV). Most scientists no longer include the color indigo, which used to be included between blue and violet."

I had to read those two sentences several times before I realized that I had read them correctly. Where the heck did indigo go? The acronym is supposed to be ROY G BIV. You can't just erase a color from the spectrum. You can't just do that. You can't take out a whole color and say it doesn't exist! It's an outrage I say! Furthermore, how did I not know this?! 

I'm feeling really old. When I went to school Pluto was a planet and indigo was a color. 


ethompson said...

I love the last line! It sums it up perfectly. Did you know that, according to Crayola, macaroni and cheese is a color?

Melanie said...

LOL!!! I did not know that, but it sure did make me laugh this morning!