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See It to Believe It: Visual DiscriminationAdd to list Details
In this activity (12th on the page), learners investigate their ability to discriminate (see) different colors.
Dark AdaptationAdd to list Details
In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions.
Measuring Your Blind SpotAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners calculate the width (horizontal diameter) of the blind spot on their retina. Learners make a blind spot tester using a piece of notebook paper.
The Blind SpotAdd to list Details
In this activity (1st on the page), learners find their blind spot--the area on the retina without receptors that respond to light.
In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. Learners try to toss beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles.
Penny Cup GameAdd to list Details
In this optics activity, learners conduct an experiment to find out why two eyes are better than one!
Peripheral VisionAdd to list Details
In this optics activity, learners conduct an experiment to explore peripheral vision. Learners collect data about their ability to see shapes, colors, or letters using their peripheral vision.
Lateral InhibitionAdd to list Details
Which one of your eyes are dominant? Do they act independently or are they equally "in control?" This activity explores how your eyes work (or don't work) together.
Three Circles of PigmentsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners overlap the three primary colors to see how all other colors are made.
Train Your BrainAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners play a trick on their own brain to see if the brain can learn to ignore distracting input. Colors and words are used to play the visual trick, known as a Stroop Test.
Reaction TimeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners conduct an experiment to test how fast they can react. Learners try to catch a piece of paper with a ruler printed on it (or a ruler) as quickly as they can.
Color SpyAdd to list Details
In this activity (16th on the page), learners play a variation of the "I Spy" game to explore color. Learners work in teams with each team assigned a color.
X-Ray Vision?Add to list Details
In this activity (13th on the page), learners complete a simple illusion trick to see through their own hand.
PhenakistascopeAdd to list Details
In this optics activity, learners build an animation tool to make mini movies. When you spin a phenakistascope, the pictures move so quickly that your eyes and brain can't separate the images.
In this activity about vision and optical illusions, learners conduct a simple test to demonstrate how our eyes create "afterimages." Learners stare at a black cardboard bat for at least 30 seconds an
Magic DiscAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners create an optical illusion by spinning two attached cups. A round ball seems to magically appear when the cups spin.
Why Are Two Eyes Better Than One?
In this activity, learners explore how their depth perception would be affected if they only had one eye. Learners work in pairs and attempt to drop a penny in a cup with one eye covered.
Depth PerceptionAdd to list Details
In this easy demonstration (3rd on the page), learners explore depth perception by conducting a test with two pencils.
Think Fast!Add to list Details
This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (fourth activity on the page). One learner stands behind a see-through barrier like a window or wire screen.
ArrowsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners surprise their eyes with an optical illusion involving arrows made out of pipe cleaners.