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    In this activity, learners investigate how some butterfly wings get their color. Learners compare Buttercup and Blue Morpho butterflies and discover what happens when they shine light at each of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners discover that nanoparticles of gold can appear red, orange or even blue. They learn that a material can act differently when it’s nanometer-sized. Use this activity to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this online activity, learners make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. They can change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or they can filter white light. They can also...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity on page 13 of the PDF, use a special plastic card that has been painted with a chemical that changes color when it is in UV light. Examine how the more UV rays there are, the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, learners use mirrors to write secret messages to a friend. Use this activity to explore letters, optics, and/or symmetry.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners build a spy tool to secretly view things over walls or around corners. Learners discover that the mirrors inside the periscope reflect light to help you see what&...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners build their own kaleidoscopes and explore how light can reflect of off surfaces such as mirrors, to produce beautiful patterns. By changing different aspects of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this food science activity, learners conduct an experiment that demonstrates the importance of light to plants. This 1-2 week activity allows learners to learn about the needs of plants and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 4 weeks

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