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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners examine how polarized light can reveal stress patterns in clear plastic. Learners place a fork between two pieces of polarizing material and induce stress by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The beautiful iridescent colors of a bubble in a can! With this Exploratorium Science Snack, create beautiful soap films on the open end of a can to see beautiful rainbows of color.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution. Learners use a relatively simple setup to investigate light polarization and reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Make a big canvas of iridescent color with pvc pipe! In this Exploratorium Science Snack, you'll need to cut and assemble some PVC pipe, but the pay-off, the soap-bubble canvas, is big....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 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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    By making models of light waves with paper, learners can understand why different colors appear in bubbles. Since light has different sizes, you'll see why certain iridescent colors appear in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer and two small rotating mirrors to create a variety of fascinating patterns, which can be easily and dramatically projected on a wall or screen. In...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Look at pictures through different color filters and you'll see them in a new way. People have used color filters in beautiful photography or sending secret messages.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes

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