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    BioEd
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    This activity generates learner excitement about light through the creation of a room-sized rainbow. Learners also make their own "rainbow" drawings that incorporate the sequence of...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Southern Mississippi
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    In this activity, learners make prisms from gelatin. Learners then shine light through the prisms and discover what happens. This activity introduces learners to the idea of refraction. If learners...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Mount Holyoke College
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    In this four-part activity, learners explore light and sound through a variety of hands-on investigations. First, learners explore sound waves and observe how sound can travel through other...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. Learners try to toss beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles. Learners collect and interpret data and then...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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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    Mount Holyoke College
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    Learners observe different light sources, outdoors and indoors, using prism glasses (diffraction glasses) and color filters. Natural light (sun) and artificial light (lamp, candle, LED) sources are...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use everyday materials to make a color wheel. When learners spin the wheel like a top, they will be surprised to see all the colors mixing together to appear white...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors). Use this activity to introduce learners to concepts related to optics, light,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    Learners test their "light-smarts" by playing a game called "Light Quest!" The game board represents an atom and each player represents an electron that has been bumped into the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore the many uses of periscopes and how this simple device was designed and is used in many applications. Learners work in teams to design and build their own working...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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