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    The Exploratorium
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    In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These tricks take advantage of how a mirror can reflect your right side so it appears to be your left side. To make...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 20, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a stroboscope, a device that exploits the persistence of vision to make moving objects appear slow or stationary....

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore their eye pupils and how they change. Learners use a magnifying glass, mirror, and flashlight to observe how their pupil changes size in response to changes in...

    free Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a device that allows them to view 2-D images in 3-D. These 2-D stereoscopic images are simply pictures of the same thing, taken from two positions some distance...

    Over $20 per student Ages 6 - 11 1 to 2 hours
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    WGBH
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    In this optics activity, learners build an animation tool to make mini movies. When you spin a phenakistascope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can't separate the images....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about light and perception, learners create pictures in thin air. Using a simple set up of a slide projector, slide, moveable screen or poster board, and a "wand",...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this fun sticker activity, learners will create a size wheel with images of objects of different size, from macroscopic scale (like an ant) to nanoscale (like DNA). Learners will be able to...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct three optical illusion toys to examine how our brains play tricks on what we see. Learners use simple materials to build a Circle Spinner, Thaumatrope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes

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