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    In this activity, learners explore why they can see colors in bubbles and why they change. Learners also examine what thin slits do to light and how this phenomenon is similar to that of bubbles...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this optics activity, learners use a shoebox, colored cellophane and sunlight to "change" the colors of gumballs. Learners will be surprised when the green and blue gumballs appear...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this optics activity, learners use a television to generate an image with a magnifying glass. Learners will be surprised to see how they can watch TV on a piece of paper, albeit upside down! Use...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this activity, learners create a water prism to break light into the seven colors of the rainbow. This is a quick activity that can be used to demonstrate what happens when light is refracted...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this optics activity, learners make a simple telescope using two lenses and a cardboard tube. Learners construct the telescope and then calculate its magnification. Use this activity to...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this optics activity, learners explore how many objects they can see in a set of mirrors (hinged like a book) at various angles. Use this activity to introduce learners to how mirrors work as...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    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. This...

    Ages 6 - 11
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    In this optics activity, learners make a lens and explore how the eye manipulates the light that enters it. Learners use a shoebox, a glass of water, and colored plastic to make essentially a model...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this optics activity, learners use paint thinner to make a small jar seem to disappear inside a larger jar. Use this activity to demonstrate the role of indexes of refraction in our ability to...

    Ages 8 - 14
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    In this optics activity, learners make a "light fountain" from a clear plastic bottle, flashlight, and other simple materials. Use this activity to illustrate light reflection,...

    Ages 8 - 14

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