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Light & Optics
Grab some 3D glasses for this home experiment
Create a lasting rainbow with some nail polish
Fluorescent Jell-O is easy to make and fun to eat
Learn about refraction in the kitchen
Discover fluorescence with a laser pointer and a few drops of olive oil
A simple home experiment can mimic the light-bending effects of dark matter
It went that way…I mean that way? Which way does this arrow point? Using physics to give bad directions.
Try this experiment if you want to spear some candy fish, if you can catch them.
In the season of lights, make your own glowing creations with LEDs.
If you thought Jell-O only did funny things to your tummy then you need to see what it does to light! Come explore as light changes its path when it passes through Jell-O.
See why the sky is blue and a sunset is orange, all in a glass of milk!
Most people associate Ben Franklin with electricity, but his first recorded experiment was on something totally different – color and heat. You’ve probably noticed that you heat up faster in the sunlight if you’re wearing a dark shirt.
What did people do before microwaves? Imagine having to use the oven to heat up your leftover pizza or an air popper to make popcorn…and how else could you make these amazing soap sculptures?
Few things are as frustrating as searching through couch cushions for a lost remote just as your favorite reality show is starting. What would we do without remotes? In addition to being essential to our TV watching, they are a great way to explore light.