Swimming pool optics

As we enjoy the last hot days of the year, there is still time for a few good romps in a swimming pool with the kids. By now, they may be tiring of the usual water games. This is a fine time to sneak in a little optics education; they won't even realize they're learning! Rather than doing experiments, why not see what the kids can observe around a pool, in terms of optics. (Besides, as a friend commented, with swim suits looking the way they do these days, oberservations around the pool could be pretty interesting.)

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