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Engage students with visual learning that they'll never forget
Think back on your own school days and remember the teacher who used the first days of school to read the classroom rules or review the seating chart… and do the exact opposite! You want your students to leave the first day of school bursting at the seams with experiences to talk about at the dinner table. Remember Steve Spanglers motto, If it gets to the dinner table, you win.
- Jelly Marbles
- Flying Film Canisters
- Fizzers Color Tablets or Food Coloring
- Its a great way to demonstrate the index of refraction. When you drop the hydrated spheres into the bowl of water, they vanish since the water-filled spheres have an identical index of refraction as the water in the bowl. This is a powerful way to illustrate how things are hidden from our view.
- This demo teaches us how to become invisible… just blend in with your surroundings. But its equally amazing to see how invisible objects become visible by just changing the surroundings. Add a few drops of food coloring to the bowl of water and stir. The once invisible Jelly Marbles now stand out again the different colored background.