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Animal AttractionAdd to list Details
Investigate a flower's power of marketing by making an imitation flower that successfully signals a bee (or other pollinator of your choice) to visit.
This is a simple and fun activity for learners to explore water and colors.
Soap Bubble ShapesAdd to list Details
Learners explore three-dimensional geometric frames including cubes and tetrahedrons, as they create bubble wands with pipe cleaners and drinking straws.
Seeing 3DAdd to list Details
Create 3D glasses and use them to explore color, light and optics. Fool your brain into 'seeing' three dimensions on a flat surface!
CD SpinnerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns.
In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat.
Rotating LightAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution.
Colors Collide or Combine
Learners place multiple M&M's in a plate of water to watch what happens as the candies dissolve.
Our Sense of Sight: Color Vision
In this activity, learners investigate color vision as well as plan and conduct their own experiments.
Traveling Through Different LiquidsAdd to list Details
Learners observe and record what happens when they manipulate bottles containing a liquid (water or corn syrup) and one or more objects (screw, nail, paper clip).
In this activity, learners use an old CD to construct a spectroscope, a device that separates light into its component colors.
Water Illusions: Refraction & Magnification
Learners demonstrate how water can distort, refract and magnify light.
Bubble TrayAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles.
Earth's Energy Cycle: Albedo
In this activity, learners experiment and observe how the color of materials that cover the Earth affects the amounts of sunlight our planet absorbs.
Exploring How Liquids BehaveAdd to list Details
Learners apply their knowledge from a previous study to identify different liquids--water, corn syrup, and vegetable oil.
The Liquid Rainbow
Learners are challenged to discover the relative densities of colored liquids to create a rainbow pattern in a test tube.
Exploring LiquidsAdd to list Details
Young learners investigate and observe the properties of three liquids -- water, vegetable oil, and corn syrup. They use their senses to collect data and ask and answer questions.
This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF under Butterfly Wings Activity) that illustrates how nanoscale structures, so small they're practically invisible, can produce visible/colorful effects.
Make a Prism
In this activity, learners will make their own prism and use a glass of water to separate sunlight into different colors.
Soap-Film PaintingAdd to list Details
Make a big canvas of iridescent color with pvc pipe! In this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll need to cut and assemble some PVC pipe, but the pay-off, the soap-bubble canvas, is big.