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    New York Hall of Science
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    Create 3D glasses and use them to explore color, light and optics. Fool your brain into 'seeing' three dimensions on a flat surface!

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    New York Hall of Science
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    Design and create an optical illusion toy that makes two pictures appear to become one. This is called a thaumatrope and will allow the learner to investigate the phenomenon of persistence of...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways. By building their own pinhole viewers, learners make observations about the...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 14 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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    WGBH
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    In this optics activity, learners build an animation tool to make mini movies. When you spin a phenakistascope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can't separate the images....

    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 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
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This is an online activity where learners can virtually mix different colors of light or paint (you can switch between them) and see how the colors combine. It demonstrates how millions of colors...

    free Ages 6 - adult 5 to 10 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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    NISE Network
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    In this story time program, young learners listen to the Dr. Seuss book "Horton Hears a Who." Learners use their eyes to look at small things using lenses and use their sense of smell to...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this artistic activity, learners blow up a smaller picture into a larger one, by using a grid. The activity prompts students to think about how their eyes and brain work together to make sense...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes

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