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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
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    Optical Society of America
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    In this optics activity, learners use a shoebox, colored cellophane and sunlight to "change" the colors of gumballs. Learners will be surprised when the green and blue gumballs appear...

    $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 explore phosphorescence and how certain materials can absorb and store energy from a light source. Learners use critical thinking skills to hypothesize which type of...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    Learn how to construct a light box by following simple figures and instructions. This guide includes tips on how to assemble a light box; related activities are featured in separate resources....

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Museum of Natural History
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    In this three-part activity, learners conduct simple experiments to see how light refracts and reflects, and how colors of light affect what we see. Use these activities together or individually to...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use transparent tape and polarizing material to create and project beautifully colored patterns reminiscent of abstract or geometric stained glass windows--no glass...

    $10 - $20 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners use gelatin as a lens to investigate the properties of laser light. Learners can view total internal reflection of a beam of light and investigate angles of reflection...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity (posted on March 12, 2011), learners follow the steps to construct a spectroscope, a tool used to analyze light and color. First, learners use relatively simple materials to...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 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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    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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