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Seeing Your Blind Spot


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    The Exploratorium

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Seeing Your Blind Spot

This activity (aka "snack") provides instructions for discovering your blind spot. It is an exploration of light and visual perception using simple materials you may have around the house.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • a Mini-MagLite
  • 3/8 inch dowel, cut to the length of an AA battery
  • aluminum foil

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
      • Perception
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Doherty, Paul

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Exploratorium,

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