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    In this activity, learners make an optical illusion toy from the 1800s to explore persistence of vision. When you spin the Thaumatrope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can&...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    In this optics activity, learners build a spy tool to secretly view things over walls or around corners. Learners discover that the mirrors inside the periscope reflect light to help you see what&...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this simple and fun activity, learners discover the relationship between vibration and sound by making a squeaky toy instrument out of simple household materials. Participants explore how...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners build their own kaleidoscopes and explore how light can reflect of off surfaces such as mirrors, to produce beautiful patterns. By changing different aspects of...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    This fun activity uses simple materials such as milk cartons and mirrors to introduce the ideas of optics and visual perception. The project is easy to do, however adult assistance may be needed to...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners assemble large cubes to make nano-related images. Learners discover how different objects are related to nanoscience and nanotechnology.

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    During this hands-on activity, learners are briefly exposed to moviemaking and animation, when they create their own thaumatropes. Participants draw two different images which appear as one, when...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this invention challenge activity, learners create an indoor game for one or two people that gets you moving. This lesson guide includes instructions on how to play an “imagine new uses for old...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    In this playful, goopy activity, learners mix two liquids to create a solid (that sometimes acts like a liquid ), using basic household materials such as borax and glue. Learners experiment with...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes