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Spherical ReflectionsAdd to list Details
In this art meets science activity, learners pack silver, ball-shaped ornaments in a single layer in a box to create an array of spherical reflectors.
Water Illusions: Refraction & Magnification
Learners demonstrate how water can distort, refract and magnify light.
An Ice LensAdd to list Details
In this optics activity, learners discover basic lens-making techniques by using a tennis ball to make a lens out of ice.
Fun with Flatware: Little Experiments to Try at the Dinner Table
This is a series of three quick science activities to do with a spoon, knife, and fork. In the first two activities, learners use the flatware to explore optics, mirrors, reflection, and distortion.
Slide Projector ActivitiesAdd to list Details
This resource contains several mini-explorations using a slide projector as a light source to investigate light and the properties of images.
Shimmering LensesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use Jell-O to explore lenses. Learners cut Jell-O into convex and concave lens shapes and examine how light exits each lens in a darkened room.
Cardboard Opaque ProjectorAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a projector out of cardboard to view their favorite images (such as storybook illustrations) on the wall.
Cardboard Box Camera ObscuraAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a device that projects images onto a surface, so they can trace landscapes and other sights.
Rotating String ShapesAdd to list Details
In this group activity, learners make multi-sided polygons with string.
String ShapesAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work together to make polygons (many-sided shapes) with string. Learners sit on the floor and hold onto a piece of string slid between their thumbs and index fingers.