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    In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution. Learners use a relatively simple setup to investigate light polarization and reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use transparent tape and polarizing material to create and project beautifully colored patterns reminiscent of abstract or geometric stained glass windows--no glass...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners explore why the sky is blue and the sunset is red, using a simple setup comprising a transparent plastic box, water, and powdered milk. Learners use a flashlight...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore why the sky is blue. Learners model the scattering of light by the atmosphere, which creates the blue sky and red sunset, using a flashlight and clear glue sticks...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners examine how polarized light can reveal stress patterns in clear plastic. Learners place a fork between two pieces of polarizing material and induce stress by...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore how polarizing sunglasses can help diminish road glare. By rotating a pair of polarizing sunglass lenses or other polarizing materials, learners will discover...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes