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Surface AreaAdd to list Details
In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio.
The Ripple TankAdd to list Details
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.
Mix and MatchAdd to list Details
In this optics activity, learners explore color by examining color dots through colored water and the light of a flashlight.
Exploring the Universe: Filtered LightAdd to list Details
"Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe.
What does Color have to do with Cooling?Add to list Details
In this demonstration/experiment, learners discover that different colors and materials (metals, fabrics, paints) radiate different amounts of energy and therefore, cool at different rates.
Make Money Appear Before Your EyesAdd to list Details
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.
Rainbow in the Room
This activity generates learner excitement about light through the creation of a room-sized rainbow.
Give and Take
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes.
Why is the Sky Purple?Add to list Details
This simple hands-on activity demonstrates why the sky appears blue on a sunny day and red during sunrise and sunset.