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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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    The Exploratorium
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    Are there boxes, is this an illusion, or is this real life Q-bert? Illusions are always fun to build especially when you can build them. Close one eye after making a Far-Out Corner and the "...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and perception, learners create pictures in thin air. Using a simple set up of a slide projector, slide, moveable screen or poster board, and a "wand",...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (3rd on the page), learners conduct a series of tests to find out which of their eyes is more dominant. In other words, do they prefer to use their right or left eye to complete...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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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    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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    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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    The Exploratorium
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    This online exhibit is a visual illusion in which a fuzzy blue dot disappears into a green background. The illusion is created by the tiny jittering movements that your eyes are continually making....

    free Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity about light and perception, learners discover how a flash of light can create a lingering image called an "afterimage" on the retina of the eye. Learners will be...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 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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