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    Use this activity (10th on the page) to help learners explore memory and how sometimes your brain makes up its own memories. Learners will read and try to remember the words in list #1. Five...

    free Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (second activity on the page). During a discussion about the brain and nervous system, the educator slams a book on a table to create a loud...

    free Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    These two activities (4th on the page) demonstrate the importance of two eyes in judging depth. In the first activity, two learners compare the accuracy of dropping objects into a cup using only...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this quick activity/demonstration (5th on the page), learners explore depth perception. Learners look at an object in the distance, close one eye, hold up their finger in line with the object,...

    free Ages 6 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    In this demonstration (18th on the page), learners conduct a simple test to explore how the cornea refracts light, which is further bent by the eye lens through a process known as accommodation....

    free Ages 8 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    In this easy demonstration (3rd on the page), learners explore depth perception by conducting a test with two pencils. Learners hold the ends of two pencils, one in each hand at arm's-length...

    free Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (fourth activity on the page). One learner stands behind a see-through barrier like a window or wire screen. Another learner throws a cotton...

    free Ages 8 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity (2nd activity on the page), learners explore how the nose is responsible for part of the flavor we taste in food. One learner is blindfolded and holds her nose as she tastes an...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this demonstration (9th on the page), learners explore eyewitness memory and how memories differ amongst individuals. While the rest of the group is minding their own business (i.e. reading...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes