Tag Archives for: "Light"

LSOP Live: Light and Color, February 18, 2022

In this episode, we’ll show you more than a dozen amazing things you can do with light. You can make things appear. Make things disappear. Make light follow a stream of water. Break light into a rainbow.

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Lesher MS Classroom Connections, March 11-12, 2021

The LSOP crew did a virtual Classroom Connections program with Lesher Middle School on March 10-11, 2021. The program — which focused on waves, sound, light, and beyond the rainbow — involved experiments and activities done by the students in their classroom (with help from teacher Ms. Freemyer and student-teacher Ms. Harsh). These experiments and […]

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Show Me Some Science! I’m Looking Through You

In this episode we use near infrared (near-IR) light to look at and through different objects. Near-IR is a kind of light we can’t see that is just beyond the red end of the rainbow. Some things that are opaque to visible light are transparent to infrared, including plastic bags and your skin! However, the blood in your veins absorbs near-IR light and appears dark.

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