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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on April 18, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a zoetrope, a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures, using a 16...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners manipulate film to create homemade movies. Scratch Film, also known as Direct Animation, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto film. Images are...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - adult 2 to 4 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a stroboscope--a spinning disk with slits around the edge that you look through. Brief but frequent glimpses of images seen through the slits lead to a surprising...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (posted on March 27, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a mini zoetrope, a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures. First,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    NASA
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    In this activity, learners make flipbooks of drawings showing the progression of a Total Solar Eclipse. Learners can use images of an eclipse or have lenticulars available so they can observe the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct three optical illusion toys to examine how our brains play tricks on what we see. Learners use simple materials to build a Circle Spinner, Thaumatrope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners explore the gait of horses by constructing flipbooks with British photographer Eadweard Muybridge's famous photographs. Learners print out three flipbooks that...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this activity, learners explore mammal locomotion by constructing flipbooks. This resource contains flipbook PDFs and background information about the following animals: Thomson's Gazelle,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this optics activity, learners build an animation tool to make mini movies. When you spin a phenakistascope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can't separate the images....

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Museum Group
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    In this activity, learners make a device called a phenakistoscope, which displays a continuously looping animation consisting of images drawn onto a spinning disc. Learners can use the provided...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes