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Take & Make: Daylight in a Bottle

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Patrons experiment with radiant energy and the concept of refraction to develop a lighting system made out of recycled materials. Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (grocery store bags and clear plastic bottle with lid) along with the printed family guide.

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Hints for uses in your library "Take & Make" tip: consider including the hyperlink to the How-To video in the bag so patrons can watch it at home for guidance.
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Take & Make: Daylight in a Bottle

Take & Make: Daylight in a Bottle

Patrons experiment with radiant energy and the concept of refraction to develop a lighting system made out of recycled materials. Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (grocery store bags and clear plastic bottle with lid) along with the printed family guide.