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4. Rainbows and Prisms

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4. Rainbows and Prisms

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Over the other side of the island, where it was still raining heavily, the sun squeezed itself through the dark cloud. Like in the spray in the waterfall, the sunlight split up into its different parts. We wandered down to the water’s edge and looked back over the island. A magnificent double rainbow hung majestically in the west.

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Rainbows and Prisms!
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3. Meteors and Meteorites

3. Meteors and Meteorites

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The heavenly tap then abruptly opened above us. A million raindrops began pelting the beach around us forming a million dimples in the sand. In the same way meteorites had once pelted the surface of the moon to form its craters.

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I knew she was right because I’d seen one in a museum once with my Grandad. Mostly the bits of rock are pretty small, but I’d seen one on the internet which was as big as a car and weighed 66 tons! I wondered, perhaps Quentin’s rock-magnet had come from space? You know, some people think that one day a gigantic meteor could even destroy planet Earth! But I still thought that shooting stars were beautiful.

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Meteors and Meteorites!
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2. Eureka!

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2. EUREKA!

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‘Eureka,’ said Luke triumphantly. ‘Eureka! Eureka!’
‘What do you mean?’ I said.
‘Eureka, means ‘I’ve got it’.
‘I know that, but what have you got?’

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‘Eureka!’ I whispered to myself, thumping the ground with my fist. ‘Eureka, you stinker, you ponger.’ They all joked, suddenly upbeat again.

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1. Coral

1. CORAL

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The coral reef was amazing. It was just like a rainforest – but underwater. It was the home of more fish than you could count. And it was the habitat of many other animals too: sea-urchins, jellyfish, starfish, squid, octopus.

Once when I was swimming out by the reef, I turned a corner and there it was – two huge eyes looking at me! It was of course an alien sent on a mission to seek me out and destroy me. Well, that was my initial reaction. ‘Alien attack,’ I screamed. But it came out as ‘Blabplibplm blabplab,’. The salty water that I swallowed almost choked me. However it did bring me back to my senses. What I was actually staring at was a cute looking baby octopus – who I later nicknamed ‘Goggles’.

We loved exploring the reef. Its branches twisted and turned upwards towards the light. Some were like Christmas trees; sharp and pointed. Others were flat like large hands catching sunshine.

Luke knew quite a lot about coral. He told me that the branches are built by tiny sea creatures. These creatures he said, turn seawater into that white, crunchy stuff that you find at the bottom of a kettle – ‘limestone’ I think he called it. He said that the creatures cover themselves in this limestone and then they die! And that’s how the coral branches grow bigger and bigger. Most of the coral is dead and is a bit like the wood inside a tree trunk. It’s only the outside of the coral – its skin – that is alive.

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