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    Optical Society of America
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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...

    free Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and perception, learners create and observe moire patterns. These special patterns, which appear when two repetitive patterns overlap, can also be used to help learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use transparent tape and polarizing material to create and project beautifully colored patterns reminiscent of abstract or geometric stained glass windows--no glass...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    American Museum of Natural History
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    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. Use these activities together or individually to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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