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Invisible Glass

Invisible Glass

SKILL LEVEL K-6, Middle school, High School TRY IT! Have you ever been in a swimming pool, looked down at your feet, and noticed that they did not appear to be where they were supposed to be?  Or maybe you’ve tried to dive for a toy or a coin underwater, only to find that it […]

Glass Egg

Glass Egg

SKILL LEVEL K-6, Middle school, High School TRY IT!   In this experiment, you’ll combine intermolecular forces and the law of reflection to make an incredible looking glass egg. Molecules can be divided into two categories, polar and non-polar.  When elements combine to form bonds, they don’t always share the electrons in their bonds equally, […]

Thin Film Interference

Thin Film Interference

SKILL LEVEL Elementary School, Middle School, High School TRY IT! For all of its complexity and mystery, light is surprisingly limited in what it can actually do.  In short, light really only do two things.  It can bounce (reflection) and it can bend (refraction).  When multiple light waves are parallel to each other, they can […]