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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use a laser pointer and two small rotating mirrors to create a variety of fascinating patterns, which can be easily and dramatically projected on a wall or screen. In...

    Over $20 per group Ages 11 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics/mathematics activity, learners use two hinged mirrors to create a kaleidoscope that shows multiple images of an object. Learners discover that the number of images reflected in the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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    This fun and simple hands-on astronomy activity illustrates the path of light as it reflects off of mirrors and how this is used in telescopes. Learners will explore how a telescope works, why the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learners use two mirrors to explore how images of images of images can repeat forever. This resource includes a light-ray diagram to help learners understand what they are seeing -- images appear...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and reflection, learners discover that what you see is often affected by what you expect to see. Learners hold on to a device consisting of two mirrors glued back to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners discover that it is difficult to trace a curve by using its reflection in a mirror. Use this activity to discuss how the brain works.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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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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    The Exploratorium
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    In this fun optics activity, learners explore principles of light, reflection (mirrors), and perception. Learners work in pairs and sit on opposite sides of a "two-way" mirror. Both...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this activity, learners create a water prism to break light into the seven colors of the rainbow. This is a quick activity that can be used to demonstrate what happens when light is refracted...

    free Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners make a simple telescope using two lenses and a cardboard tube. Learners construct the telescope and then calculate its magnification. Use this activity to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes

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