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This activity from the Exploratorium shows how to investigate afterimages, the shapes you see after looking at bright objects and then looking away.  With a flashlight and a few other everyday materials, you can do afterimage experiments and then read an explanation of what happens. The site also describes extensions to observations of the moon and provides information about night vision.
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Keywords: night vision, retina, rhodopsin, visual purple
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/afterimage/).
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Afterimage (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2006), <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/afterimage/>.
APA Format
Afterimage. (2006, August 4). Retrieved August 29, 2014, from Exploratorium: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/afterimage/
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Afterimage. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 4, 2006. http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/afterimage/ (accessed 29 August 2014).
MLA Format
Afterimage. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2006. 4 Aug. 2006. 29 Aug. 2014 <http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/afterimage/>.
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