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Touch the Spring (Lightbulb)Add to list Details
In this activity, a lightbulb is placed in front of a concave mirror. The actual lightbulb is not visible to the viewer, but the viewer can see the mirror image of the lightbulb formed in space.
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.
Look Into InfinityAdd to list Details
Learners use two mirrors to explore how images of images of images can repeat forever.
In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors).
Parabolas: It's All Done with MirrorsAdd to list Details
In this activity about light and reflection, learners use a special device called a Mirage Maker™ to create an illusion.
See the Light
In this three-part activity, learners conduct simple experiments to see how light refracts and reflects, and how colors of light affect what we see.
In this activity, learners explore ray optics. Learners discover that they can use a magnifying glass to create an upside-down image.
Science of Sunblock
This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under Stained Glass Activity) about nanotechnology making its way into everyday products, such as sunscreen, and how effective these invisible particl
Phantom PhlameAdd to list Details
In this trick, hold your hand over a burning candle without getting burned, by reflecting and transmitting the light of two candles. This activity is best suited as a demonstration.
Personal Pinhole TheaterAdd to list Details
Have you ever heard of a camera without a lens? In this activity, learners create a pinhole camera out of simple materials. They'll see the world in a whole new way: upside down and backwards!
Make Money Appear Before Your Eyes
In this optics activity, learners use water to make a coin "appear" and "disappear." Use this activity to demonstrate how light refracts and introduce light as waves.
In this activity, learners touch and observe skulls of sharks and rays to learn about their diversity (over 400 species of sharks alone!).
Make An Impact
In this hands-on activity, learners simulate the crashing and smashing of a meteor impact using household cooking supplies.
Pinhole MagnifierAdd to list Details
In this activity related to light and perception, learners use a pinhole in an index card as a magnifying glass to help their eye focus on a nearby object.