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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes. By observing...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    Colorado State University
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    This simple hands-on activity demonstrates why the sky appears blue on a sunny day and red during sunrise and sunset. Learners observe as a special "sunset egg" and a white light reveal...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    In this demonstration, learners discover that nanoparticles behave differently, in part because they have a high surface area to volume ratio. Learners learn that smaller particles have a much...

    Over $20 per group Ages 6 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    Colorado State University
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    In this demonstration/experiment, learners discover that different colors and materials (metals, fabrics, paints) radiate different amounts of energy and therefore, cool at different rates....

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use water to make a coin "appear" and "disappear." Use this activity to demonstrate how light refracts and introduce light as waves. This...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes
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    NISE Network
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    "Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light" demonstrates how scientists can use telescopes and other tools to capture and filter different energies of light to study the universe. Most...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes