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    The Exploratorium
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    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. To make...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    In this activity (13th on the page), learners complete a simple illusion trick to see through their own hand. Learners roll up a piece of notebook paper into a tube, arrange their hands in a...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    We don't normally view people upside down and so our brains aren't accustomed to it. However, when a portrait of a person is upside down, but some of the features on the upside down face...

    free Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use a simple trick of perspective to dress friends in tiny cutout clothing. Learners make tiny pants out of card stock and tape them to the end of a stick. Then, learners...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    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...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about depth perception, learners create an optical illusion in a shoe box. By looking through the viewing hole, learners explore how they can trick their brain into thinking that...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    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. Learners can be very creative with...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    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. Close one eye after making a Far-Out Corner and the "...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    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.

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners create an optical illusion by spinning two attached cups. A round ball seems to magically appear when the cups spin.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 Under 5 minutes

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