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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this four-part activity, learners explore light and sound through a variety of hands-on investigations. First, learners explore sound waves and observe how sound can travel through other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a device that projects images onto a surface, so they can trace landscapes and other sights. The cardboard box camera captures the images using a mirror, holder...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how infrared technology is used by engineers to create equipment and systems for a variety of industries. Learners explore the application of infrared in remote...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) about the "Tyndall effect," the scattering of visible light when it hits very small dispersed particles. Learners will shine a laser...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    New Jersey Department of Education
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    Learners demonstrate how water can distort, refract and magnify light. In an investigation called Underwater Differences, learners do activities including the Broken Pencil, examining how a pencil...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity about the solar system, learners use various light sources to examine ice with different components to understand how NASA studies planets and moons from space. This detailed...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity related to nanotechnology, learners observe some of the effects that result from creating a thin layer of material several nanometers thick. They also learn about thin film...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors). Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts related to optics, light,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this activity, learners explore the relative efficiency of different bulbs, specifically incandescent vs. fluorescent. Learners will observe that energy "wasted" from an incandescent...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    This simple hands-on activity demonstrates why the sky appears blue on a sunny day and red during sunrise and sunset. Learners observe as a special "sunset egg" and a white light reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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