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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This is a quick activity (on page 2 of the PDF) that illustrates how nanoscale structures, so small they're practically invisible, can produce visible/colorful effects. Learners will use clear...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners use chromatography to separate and analyze the mixture of pigments in leaves. Use this activity to discuss photosynthesis as well as why leaves change color in autumn. Safety note: Nail...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners experiment to see which colors of light will cause a phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) material to glow. Different colors of light have different wavelengths, and different amounts of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Sciencenter
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    In this chemistry challenge, learners systematically investigate which combination of four solutions produces a deep red color. The four solutions are iron(III) chloride, ammonium thiocyanate,...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat. The ratio of light reflected to that received is...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (12th on the page), learners investigate their ability to discriminate (see) different colors. Learners arrange jars, each filled with water and different amounts of food coloring,...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    Learners place multiple M&M's in a plate of water to watch what happens as the candies dissolve. Often learners expect the colors from each M&M to blend when they come together, but...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this activity, learners explore why they can see colors in bubbles and why they change. Learners also examine what thin slits do to light and how this phenomenon is similar to that of bubbles...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into dogs' ability (or inability) to see color. Learners conduct an experiment by first performing a control test and then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 2 to 4 hours

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