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Long Lens

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This week we will see that you can do science experiments anytime, even while cleaning out the refrigerator. Well, to be honest, it distracted me from cleaning out the refrigerator, but eventually the job will get done. I promise. I really do promise. To avoid cleaning your refrig.... I mean to try this experiment, you will need:


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A simple lens made from an olive jar.

Making Money Appear

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This experiment is from a Magic of Science workshop that I taught several years ago. No, it is not a get rich quick scheme. It is a fun way to see how we can bend a ray of light.


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Why Wet Things Turn Dark

Number: 
0010
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Why does making something wet cause it to look darker?


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Why does making something wet cause it to look darker?
Length: 
1:23

Looking for Rainbows

Number: 
0065
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The amazing science of rainbows.

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The amazing science of rainbows.
Length: 
3:08

Mirage

Number: 
0143
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What is a mirage, and why do they happen?
Length: 
4:02

Magnifying Glass

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I bumped into this week's experiment while washing the dishes. We had placed a new cartridge for our water filter into a glass of water to rinse it. When I glanced up, the filter had swollen until it filled the inside of the glass! It was only when I lifted the normal sized filter out of the glass that I realized what had tricked me. To investigate, you will need:


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Changing the Speed of Light

Number: 
0126
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Can you really change the speed of light? Of course you can!


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Can you really change the speed of light? Of course you can!
Length: 
4:07

White Foam

Number: 
0101
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If bubbles are clear, then why are soap suds white?

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If bubbles are clear, then why are soap suds white?
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2:41

Solar Power

Number: 
0102
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A look at one of the world's largest solar power plants to learn about reflection and refraction.


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A look at one of the world's largest solar power plants to learn about reflection and refraction.
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2:20