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    With a bit of PVC, a laser, a can/cup, and a small mirror, you can make a device that visualizes you voice or any sound transmitted into the cup/can. Make beautiful patterns on a white wall as you...

    free Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners construct a spectroscope out of a shoe box or mailing tube, diffraction grating, and other simple materials. They then use their spectroscope to observe spectra, the colors that make up...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 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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    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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    What happens when two wave pulses meet in the middle? Send waves down a spring to watch them travel and interact. This activity, developed by the Exploratorium, uses an old fashioned phone cord and...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners trap a thin layer of air between two pieces of Plexiglas to produce rainbow-colored interference patterns. Learners bend, twist, or press on the plates to observe...

    $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 seismic simulation, learners play a "who-dunnit" game to explore earthquakes. Learners act as the source, carriers, and detectors of earthquake waves, while the group determines...

    free Ages 11 - adult 1 to 2 hours
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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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    When you teeth clatter, they make quite the racket disproportionately to how much they actually sound to someone else. That's because your bones can transmit sound and with this Exploratorium...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes

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