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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions. Learners sort similar bottle caps in a well-lit...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about afterimages, learners explore what happens when receptor cells called cones in your eye's retina get tired. Learners will stare at a simple red shape, such as a bird,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners conduct an experiment to explore peripheral vision. Learners collect data about their ability to see shapes, colors, or letters using their peripheral vision.

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns. Learners will use Benham's...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity (17th on the page), learners investigate why you cannot see colors in dim light. With five pieces of paper of different colors in front of them, learners sit in the dark for about...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners discover that when they rotate a special black and white pattern called a Benham's Disk, it produces the illusion of colored rings. Learners experiment with...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners make a Benham Top to explore visual illusions and optics. This activity guide includes three different instructions for making the spinner using various recycled...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes