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In this activity, learners create a simple “top” from a CD, marble and bottle cap, and use it as a spinning platform for a variety of illusion-generating patterns.
In this activity, a lightbulb is placed in front of a concave mirror. The actual lightbulb is not visible to the viewer, but the viewer can see the mirror image of the lightbulb formed in space.
In this simple activity, learners investigate refraction by placing a picture of an arrow behind a glass of water.
Create an illusion where it appears that your hand has a hole in it. You'll see the results from when one eye gets conflicting information.
Are there boxes, is this an illusion, or is this real life Q-bert? Illusions are always fun to build especially when you can build them.
In this optics activity, learners explore how light bends and affects what we see.
In this activity, learners construct a three-dimensional ambiguous cube to explore visual illusions and how our brains interpret or misinterpret information.
This is a quick activity/demonstration that introduces learners to the concept of index of refraction. Learners place stirring rods in a jar of water and notice they can see them clearly.
Up close, an array of dots could look random, but take a step back, and an image forms. By tracing over an image, learners can create their own dot based image.
In this activity about light and reflection, learners use a special device called a Mirage Maker™ to create an illusion.
In this optics activity, learners create flip books by drawing an image like an eye opening and closing on 24 small pages of paper.
In this optics activity, learners conduct an experiment to find out why two eyes are better than one!
In this activity about depth perception, learners create an optical illusion in a shoe box.
In this optics activity, learners discover how they can make glass objects "disappear." Learners submerge glass objects like stirring rods into a beaker of Wesson™ oil to explore how the principles of
Do you have a hard time matching paint swatches with your furniture? When you consider human perception, color is context dependent.
In this trick, hold your hand over a burning candle without getting burned, by reflecting and transmitting the light of two candles. This activity is best suited as a demonstration.
In this demonstration, amaze learners by performing simple tricks using mirrors. These tricks take advantage of how a mirror can reflect your right side so it appears to be your left side.
In this activity (13th on the page), learners complete a simple illusion trick to see through their own hand.
In this activity about light and perception, learners discover how a flash of light can create a lingering image called an "afterimage" on the retina of the eye.