Did you know that rainbows are actually beautiful optical illusions? We see them thanks to the reflection and refraction of light.

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Zoetropes are an early form of animation technology. Learn about this Ingenium artifact and make your own version of this artifact using 3D printing!

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Go to any paint store or nail-polish shelf and you’ll see a dozen or so variations of the color black. Even inside a crayon box, there are a lot of shades. But what is the blackest black out there? (3:22 min.)

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In this winning entry for the 2014 Flame Challenge Physics Girl explains the mystery of color. How we see colour is very complicated and involves wavelength, reflection, signals and perception (3:50 min.)

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What you see is not always what you get! Sometimes this is caused by the physical structure of the eye while at other times it is your brain that is editing out (or adding) as it tries to make sense of the world. (2:54 min.)

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Have you ever wondered why water is clear in a glass but blue in our lakes and swimming pools? It's all about the spectrum of light! We break it down. (2:50 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Physics 11 content area on Waves and Optics

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CurioCity resources which align with the Yukon Physics 11 content area on Waves and Optics

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What scientific thinkers and achievements have led to vast improvements in optics over the centuries? Discover the fascinating ways that our understanding of light informs the world in which we live. (4:16 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary III Applied Science and Technology content area: The Material World.

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