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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and refraction, learners make a lens and magnifying glass by filling a bowl with water. Learners explore why the lens inverts images and also reverses the motion of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this optics activity, learners discover how they can make glass objects "disappear." Learners submerge glass objects like stirring rods into a beaker of Wesson™ oil to explore how the...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 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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    American Physical Society
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    In this simple activity, learners investigate refraction by placing a picture of an arrow behind a glass of water. Learners may be surprised when a left-pointing arrow is reversed when viewed...

    free Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    American Physical Society
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    Learners experiment with water gel crystals, or sodium polyacrylate crystals, which absorb hundreds of times their weight in water. When in pure water, the water gel crystals cannot be seen....

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 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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    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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    In this activity, learners use pop-beads to understand the characteristics and properties of polymer chains. Learners discover how cross-linked polymers behave differently than non-cross-linked...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 14 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and refraction, learners discover how a lens creates an image that hangs in midair. A large Fresnel lens creates upside-down images of distant objects and right-side-up...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity related to microbes, learners use water drops and hand lenses to begin the exploration of magnification. This activity also introduces learners to the microscope. This lesson guide...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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