Arlene Smith with students

Activities

In this section you will find experiments that will help you understand the physics of light impress your friends with your new ability to manipulate light and color using nothing but a few gumballs and a shoebox.   Best of all, you will probably get to make a big mess all in the name of science.

Who knows you may even make a new scientific discovery of your own and get to wear your hair like Albert Einstein.
For Ages 5 and Up

two girls conducting an experiment with green light
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For Ages 10 and Up

students inspecting film
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For Ages 15 and Up

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Hands-On Optical Activities

Default thumbnail: three prisms splitting light on a surface
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