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Did you enjoy the SmartBoa
rd activity we did
in class when you moved the mirrors to light up the objects? Well, here is a link to it.
Here is a link
the optics and
mirrors video we watched in class.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy, explains refraction in this clip from his TV series.
Once again, here is Bill Nye, this time talking about light and color.
is always a fun place to learn basic facts. Search for light, heat, or energy and you will find many videos to watch.
If you would like to learn more about the science behind light and color, check out this website.
If you haven't heard of Steve Spangler Science, you are in for a treat. He
shares video demonstratons and experiments on his website. Here is a clip about light sticks.
For a much more in-depth look at the electromagnetic spectrum from NASA, check this out.
If you would like to learn about the nuts and bolts of light, here is the
Physics for Kids
Here is a good article from the BBC about how light tricks our eyes. We call these Optical Illusions.
Optical Illusions 1.
One of my favorite websites is Neuroscience for Kids. Their illusions page is what we checked out in class.
Optical Illusions 2.
More illusions from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Here is the
test. Try it on your family members.
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