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Blue Skies and Red Sunsets - A simple experiment exploring the colors we see in sunsets using a clear container of water, a flashlight, and a few drops of milK source

Bubble-ology - Colors of visible light are seen by young children as they experiment with bubbles, allowing the rainbow to become a starting point for the study of the spectrum source

Equatorial Sundial Activity - Students use a template to make a sundial and then experiment with it to determine time on a sunny day (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Making A Sun Clock - Students make and use a Sun Clock to tell time using shadows. Materials include a pencil, paper, magnetic compass, sun clock diagram and a sunny day source

Night Lights - A simple art activity designed to get children to think about light source

Shadow Play - Three activities to help young children understand the science behind shadows from the Astronomy Department of the University of Texas (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Simple Optics: Believing is Seeing - Unit uses hands-on activities to allow children to explore how visual light behaves. Children study how light travels, how light emits heat, how light is refracted and (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Sundial Template - Sundial template to print out and make (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

The Science of Light - Learn about light as it relates to color, shadows, and perspective with information and hands-on activities from The Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project source

Why is the Sky Blue? - An article and a few simple experiments exploring the colors in light source

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