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Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains what forms a wave.
Explore why different soap films are different colors.
Make a "water sandwich" and see how it interacts with light.
Learn why the colors on a soap film develop and change.
Prepare to experiment with soap film by getting the necessary materials.
Discover waves you never node about.
Catch a wave—then measure it, reflect it, and see what happens.
Turn an old CD into a spectroscope to analyze light.
Hold a seashell to your ear to hear a steady roar.
Get Bach to the fundamentals.
The Doppler effect causes the “neeeeeoowwm” sound of cars.
Send waves down a spring to watch them travel and interact.
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