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Mirror, Mirror


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Mirror, Mirror

In this activity, learners discover that it is difficult to trace a curve by using its reflection in a mirror. Use this activity to discuss how the brain works.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A hand-held mirror
  • Pens/markers
  • Paper

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
      • Perception

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Science Festivals Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, Bill Nye and Nye Labs, LLC, ©2001

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