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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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    The Exploratorium
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    With little more than a flashlight, a straw, and a plastic lid, make an observatory so you can see the amazing colors in bubbles. Learn about how light travels in waves and how the frequency of a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an activity exploring color and color mixing. Learners use an eyedropper to place dots of thinned tempera paint onto a super-absorbent paper towel, noting how the colors spread out from the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 6 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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    In this trick, hold your hand over a burning candle without getting burned, by reflecting and transmitting the light of two candles. This activity is best suited as a demonstration.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    An ordinary camera has a lens that makes an image on film. In a pinhole camera, a small hole replaces the lens. This activity provides instructions for recycling a potato chip can to make your own...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is written as a display, but can easily be adapted to a hands-on activity. Learners observe and shake containers of shiny liquids. Inside the containers are mixtures of water and some small...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 4 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this hands-on botany activity, learners sprout vegetables in film canisters. Learners grow nine seeds each of cabbage, radish, and parsley, experimenting with changing one variable (light, water...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 1 to 4 weeks
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    The Exploratorium
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    This activity provides instructions for building a mirrored tube--a smaller and simpler version of a submarine's periscope--that lets you see around corners and over walls. Get a hands-on...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes

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