During this experience, my obvious statement was “The sky is blue”.
When I had to analyze this statement and do research on it, I was puzzled. We were taught at an early age that the sky is blue, the grass is green, etc. But why is the sky blue? When I was researching that question, I found a explanation on it, “A clear cloudless day-time sky is blue because molecules in the air scatter blue light from the sun more than they scatter red light. When we look towards the sun at sunset, we see red and orange colors because the blue light has been scattered out and away from the line of sight”.
Now I am sure most people didn’t know that, yet they know the sky is blue. Another question arises, what is the color blue? The explanation above tells us that their is more blue light from the sun than red light. This tells us that we first must understand the electromagnetic spectrum, and why their is more blue light from the sun. After doing more research, I found out that the blue light has a shorter wavelength than the red light, and with how heat and light works, it makes sense why the sky is blue during the day time, and more reddish when the sun is about to set.
This experience has taught me that computers are EXTREMELY helpful tools, not only for pleasure and fun, but to answer any question or curiosity that may pop in your head. It is wonderful to know that were was someone else once before you, who asked that same question, and with their knowledge they gathered, they would share it to the rest of the world, via on the internet. The internet is probably one of the most important and useful inventions we humans have created in a long time. Make access to information and knowledge so much more viable and simple, makes learning fun!