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Create 3D glasses and use them to explore color, light and optics. Fool your brain into 'seeing' three dimensions on a flat surface!
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, learners investigate color vision as well as plan and conduct their own experiments.
In this activity, learners discuss and investigate how cameras, telescopes, and their own eyes use light in similar ways.
In this activity, learners conduct a simple test to find their blind spot.
In this quick optics activity, learners use a dim point of light (a disassembled Mini MagLite and dowel set-up) to cast a shadow of the blood supply in their retina onto the retina itself.
In this activity about light and perception, learners create pictures in thin air.
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 activity (12th on the page), learners investigate their ability to discriminate (see) different colors.
In this activity (6th on the page), learners investigate how photoreceptors in the eye (rods and cones) "adapt" to low light conditions.
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.
Experience a spinning spiral...you won't be hypnotized, but you'll see what happens when you look away. It's like getting off a merry-go-round and everything keeps moving.
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 construct a device that allows them to view 2-D images in 3-D.
In this activity, learners build inexpensive kaleidoscopes using transparency paper and foil (instead of mirrors).
In this activity, learners examine how colored lenses act like filters and absorb all colors of light except for the color of the lenses.
In this activity about afterimages, learners explore what happens when receptor cells called cones in your eye's retina get tired.
In this activity, learners play with a fuzzy-colored dot that has no distinct edges seems to disappear. As learners stare at the dot, its color appears to blend with the colors surrounding it.
In this activity, learners construct an indoors obstacle course and discover how using an eye patch can help them complete the course in the dark.