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Science Box Winner Guide

Please read below before using the physics items included in your giveaway Science Box.

If you’re an individual and/or school winner: Please see below items that should be included within your box.

Glow-in-the-Dark Frisbee

Go out at night and throw a luminescent disc in the dark!

Diffraction Grating Glasses

These glasses offer a new perspective of the world and show us some of the remarkable properties of light. Diffraction occurs when light passes through a narrow slit or a series of slits, called a grating, and is separated into its spectral components. The spectral components have different wavelengths and, thus, leave the gratings at different angles, resulting in a spectrum of light. For white light, one would see the colors of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. You can experiment with other light sources and temperatures of light to see different spectrums!

WARNING: Do not stare into the Sun! Doing so could cause immediate and irreversible eye damage. These glasses do not offer protection from the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

Skyhook (Center of Gravity)

Move the center of gravity under your finger tip using a skyhook and heavy belt. Simply rest the skyhook on your finger tip first, then place the center of a heavy belt on top of the skyhook, just on the end of your finger, so that the belt does not slip off. This will counter balance the skyhook so that it does not fall!

▶️ Watch this video explanation by Dr. Tatiana.

(Bonus) If you’re a school winner: Please see extra items that should be included within your box.

Simple Motor Demo

WARNING: These items are to show the conductivity from a joined battery and magnets. This demo should only be operated by an adult and could harm children if used improperly.

▶️ Watch this video explanation by Dr. Tatiana.

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