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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...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners discover basic lens-making techniques by using a tennis ball to make a lens out of ice. After the ice freezes, learners will use the lens to magnify images in a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 14 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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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...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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...

    free Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners complete a series of drawing activities to explore scale and powers of 10. Learners first trace each other on 1-meter-square pieces of paper. Next, they trace a found...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 14 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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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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    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...

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

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer, empty soda bottle, rubber plug and water to demonstrate total internal reflection. Use this simple activity as a demonstration or group activity to...

    free Ages 14 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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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...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes

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