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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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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color. First, learners use relatively simple materials to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat. The ratio of light reflected to that received is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners explore phosphorescence and how certain materials can absorb and store energy from a light source. Learners use critical thinking skills to hypothesize which type of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. Learners try to toss beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles. Learners collect and interpret data and then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Have you ever heard of a camera without a lens? In this activity, learners create a pinhole camera out of simple materials. They'll see the world in a whole new way: upside down and backwards!...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity related to microbes, learners use water drops and hand lenses to begin the exploration of magnification. This activity also introduces learners to the microscope. This lesson guide...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Chymist.com
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    This activity guide includes instructions for building a spectroscope using a standard classroom overhead projector. Learners can participate in the construction of the device or simply use it to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    In this physical sciences activity, learners use science to solve a "crime." Learners collect trace evidence (glitter) and explore its characteristics, such as color, size, shape, and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore how pictures change in curved mirrors. Learners make cylindrical mirrors by wrapping Mylar around soda cans. They use the cylindrical mirrors as anamorphic...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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