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    In this math activity related to light, learners explore why a light, such as a candle or a streetlight, looks dimmer the farther away from it we get. The answer lies in the Inverse Square Law,...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this optics activity, demonstrate diffraction using a candle or a small bright flashlight bulb and a slide made with two pencils. Learners will observe the diffraction pattern and learn that...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, a spinning bicycle wheel resists efforts to tilt it and point the axle in a new direction. Learners use the bicycle wheel like a giant gyroscope to explore angular momentum and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners eat a snack and make a model of the plumbing system of a volcano. By cutting a small hole in the base of a clear cup of gelatin and injecting dye, learners see the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners investigate the speed of chemical reactions with light sticks. Learners discover that reactions can be sped up or slowed down due to temperature changes.

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use their strength to light a light bulb. A chain made from paper clips is placed in series with a battery and flashlight bulb. When the chain is stretched, the light...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use simple materials and diffraction grating to construct a spectroscope. The spectroscope allows learners to see and compare the spectra produced by different light...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity best suited as a demonstration, learners observe that when a piece of iron gets too hot, it loses its ability to be magnetized. The temperature at which this occurs is known as the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this physics activity, learners construct a small-scale version of a classic carnival game. A large marble is rolled along a track made from a commonly available and inexpensive metal shelf...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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