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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 Physical Society
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    Learners shine the light of a laser pointer through sheets of fabric that all have a different number of threads per inch. By looking at the patterns created, learners calculate the wavelength of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Learners discover that a thin film creates iridescent, rainbow colors. This is a very fun and...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this activity, learners investigate how some butterfly wings get their color. Learners compare Buttercup and Blue Morpho butterflies and discover what happens when they shine light at each of...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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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 Exploratorium
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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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    Science Friday
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    In this activity related to nanotechnology, learners observe some of the effects that result from creating a thin layer of material several nanometers thick. They also learn about thin film...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners observe as soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas. Learners blow bubbles into an aquarium filled with a slab of dry ice. Learners will be amazed as the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity related to the famous "Stroop Effect," learners explore how words influence what we see and how the brain handles "mixed messages." Learners read colored words...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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