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Hints for uses in your library This activity was developed as part of a toolkit for museum staff and includes a suite of online resources in English and Spanish to engage learners in any setting. Adapt this activity by inviting participants to create "secret messages" on black paper with colored wax pencils. Then have them pass their messages to a partner to examine through colored filters -- demonstrating that filters can make hidden aspects of an image easier to see. Make sure to have lots of NASA images and videos for everyone to see how astronomers use filters to study the universe.
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Zip file with activity instructions and images in English and Spanish
Solar Vision app
Ultraviolet Waves
Ultraviolet Waves by NASA
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Ultraviolet Radiation: How It Affects Life on Earth

Images:
The Sun by NASA

Videos:
Here Comes the Sun
How Does the Sun Help Us?
Tour of the EMS 06 - Ultraviolet Waves
NASA - Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
NISE Network: Filtered Light Content Training Video
Originating Source The Science Museum of Minnesota
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Where Does the Sun's Energy Come From? Space Place in a Snap!
Light Waves
What are Light Waves?
The Science of Light Waves
The Game of Light
The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal
Jump Into Science: Sun
Invisible Exposure : the Science of Ultraviolet Rays
Flight Through the Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light

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Use colored filters with art supplies like astromers use filters to study the universe.