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Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset
Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset The Sunset Egg is a fun and engaging demonstration on the...

Fun and Engaging Activities Using the Energy Stick
Fun and Engaging Activities Using the Energy Stick

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Fun and engaging activities using the Energy Stick Welcome to our March 2015 Issue of our CoolStuff Newsletter. This month, we...

Behind the Scenes with Light and Color: 10 Great Demos
Behind the Scenes with Light and Color: 10 Great Demos

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Behind the Scenes with Light and Color Introduction Light and Spectrum is a common topic among all of the sciences. You...

A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home
A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home When I visited England this summer, I had the opportunity to walk in Isaac Newton's...

Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks
Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks  I have been using tuning forks in my classroom for 10 years, and in each...

Color Me Excited: Seeing Spectra in a Whole New Light
Color Me Excited: Seeing Spectra in a Whole New Light

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Color Me Excited: Seeing Spectra in a Whole New Light Teaching the spectra of visible light can be an engaging classroom...

Captivate Your Students on Valentine's Day
Captivate Your Students on Valentine's Day

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Show Them the Speed of Light, Using a Chocolate Bar! If you have the typical classroom, your students will be a...

Demos on Light
Demos on Light

Here are some additional products to help expand on the properties of light. Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Sold out - + Sold out - + Sold out...

Martian Light Scattering
Martian Light Scattering

On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th...

Polarization
Polarization

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. You may not be aware of it, but polarized light is all around you. Do you have an LCD flat screen television, a...

Shadows in Science and Art
Shadows in Science and Art

Shadows are ubiquitous, but often go unnoticed. Shadows are important historically, for they provided early evidence that light travels in straight lines. Humans constantly, but unconsciously, use shadows to judge the shape of objects in their environment. Because shadows reveal...

Atmospheric Optics
Atmospheric Optics

The sky offers a wide variety of stunning optical effects. A source of inspiration for poets and songwriters alike, these atmospheric phenomena include red sunsets, rainbows, mirages, halos, glories, and coronas. These effects are the result of the interaction of...