NASA Why? Files
Case of the Mysterious Red Light
In "The Case of the Mysterious Red Light," the tree house detectives
accept the challenge of trying to find the cause of the unusual
red sunrises and sunsets in their community. They use scientific
inquiry and Problem-Based Learning to learn about light, volcanoes,
and weather. The tree house detectives get a little help from the
famous magician, Franz Harrary who helps them to understand that
"seeing is not always believing!"
A NASA "Why?" Files Kids' Club 3rd grade classroom in Hampton,
VA tells the tree house detectives about the three types of volcanoes,
giving them a valuable clue to the mystery of the red sunrises and
sunsets. Community experts and NASA researchers also help the tree
house detectives "dust off" their thinking caps to realize that
the case may "erupt" before their very eyes.