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Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion
(Complementary Color Afterimage)

EasyEasy

Use "magic" to help children experience a property of the human eye. Well worth the effort.

Light Kaleidoscope

Light Kaleidoscope

EasyEasy

Use a sheet of amazing material to make a kaleidoscope and learn about light spectra/diffraction.

Optical Illusion  (The Sliding Wall)

Optical Illusion
(The Sliding Wall)

EasyEasy

To put on a "magic show" that lets children experience a feature of light waves.

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

ModerateModerate

To learn how lenses work (imaging, focus), while having some fun!

The Marvelous Soap Bubble

The Marvelous Soap Bubble

ModerateModerate

Observing soap bubbles allows students to witness the phenomenon of light interference.

The Mystery of Color

The Mystery of Color

ModerateModerate

We study this property of light waves by using a special type of sheet known as a polarizing plate, and an OHP transparency sheet.

Artificial Rainbow

Artificial Rainbow

DifficultDifficult

We will make an artificial rainbow and observe it indoors to study the qualities of light, such as why we see rainbows and what colors we see.

The Riddle of Bioluminescent Life Forms

The Riddle of Bioluminescent Life Forms

DifficultDifficult

We look at a creature that does in fact light up, and learn that chemical reactions occur not only in the laboratory, but also in the bodies of living things.



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