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Learners explore three-dimensional geometric frames including cubes and tetrahedrons, as they create bubble wands with pipe cleaners and drinking straws.
Like water drops in falling rain, a CD separates white light into all the colors that make it up.
In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles.
In this activity, learners explore how nanosized structures can create brilliant color.
In this activity related to nanotechnology, learners observe some of the effects that result from creating a thin layer of material several nanometers thick.
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.
This is a great activity about wave interference. Learners will create their own wave machine and discover wave properties through hands-on investigation.
In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors.
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.
In this optics activity, learners create a ripple tank from household materials to study waves. Learners build the tank and then explore by making various types of waves.
The beautiful iridescent colors of a bubble in a can! With this Exploratorium Science Snack, create beautiful soap films on the open end of a can to see beautiful rainbows of color.
In this activity related to the famous "Stroop Effect," learners explore how words influence what we see and how the brain handles "mixed messages." Learners read colored words and are asked to say th
By making models of light waves with paper, learners can understand why different colors appear in bubbles.
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Light and Color Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into mixing colors with light.
What happens when two wave pulses meet in the middle? Send waves down a spring to watch them travel and interact.
In this optics activity, learners split white light into all its component colors using three household items: a compact disc, dishwashing liquid, and a hose (outside).
Learners shine the light of a laser pointer through sheets of fabric that all have a different number of threads per inch.
In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, learners use a laser pointer (with known wavelength of light) to measure the thickness of a human hair.
In this optics activity, learners explore interference by adding wax blocks to a ripple tank.