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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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    In this activity related to light and perception, learners use a pinhole in an index card as a magnifying glass to help their eye focus on a nearby object. Learners will also discover that because...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    In this activity, a lightbulb is placed in front of a concave mirror. The actual lightbulb is not visible to the viewer, but the viewer can see the mirror image of the lightbulb formed in space....

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 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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    Have you ever heard of a camera without a lens? In this activity, learners create a pinhole camera out of simple materials. They'll see the world in a whole new way: upside down and backwards!...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Chemical Society
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    In this activity, learners explore ray optics. Learners discover that they can use a magnifying glass to create an upside-down image. <br> Safety note: Don't let the sun shine directly...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this art meets science activity, learners pack silver, ball-shaped ornaments in a single layer in a box to create an array of spherical reflectors. Learners can use this as a tool to study the...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about light and reflection, learners use a special device called a Mirage Maker™ to create an illusion. What they perceive as an object is really an image in space, created by two...

    Over $20 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this three-part activity, learners conduct simple experiments to see how light refracts and reflects, and how colors of light affect what we see. Use these activities together or individually to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes

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