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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 20, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a stroboscope, a device that exploits the persistence of vision to make moving objects appear slow or stationary....

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    The Exploratorium
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    How can you make one shade of gray look like two? By putting it against two different color backgrounds! This activity allows learners to perform this sleight of hand very easily. They will be...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns. Learners will use Benham's...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners make a Benham Top to explore visual illusions and optics. This activity guide includes three different instructions for making the spinner using various recycled...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate visual perception as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover how depth perception works by testing...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate the sense of sight and develop and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners measure their central and peripheral visual fields...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity, learners investigate color vision as well as plan and conduct their own experiments. In "CLASS EXPERIMENT," learners discover that afterimages occur because of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    National Health Museum
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    In this lab (Activity #1 on page), learners explore how we see color. Learners set up an experiment to evaluate how a group of learners view different colors as presented on different background...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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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    In this activity, learners construct three optical illusion toys to examine how our brains play tricks on what we see. Learners use simple materials to build a Circle Spinner, Thaumatrope, and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes