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26 resources with the keyterm optical illusion

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Jacques Cousteau in Seashells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visionaries create images out of dots to demonstrate the eye-brain connection. Through this activity, they learn that the brain interprets data collected by the eye into recognizable information. Search online for "Jacques Cousteau in...
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Squirming Palm

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You will need an electric drill and some Velcro™ in order to have this activity available for your class. It is, however, an intriguing display of optical illusion. After watching a spinning disk (provided), viewers look at one of their...
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Bird in the Cage

For Teachers 5th - 9th
When your life science class is learning about the eye and how it works, you can add this activity as a demonstration of how the retina holds an afterimage. After staring at a red, green, or blue bird shape, pupils glance at a cage and...
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Fading Dot

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Fuzzy edges cause an image to fade from view in an activity intended to demonstrate how vision works. 
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Depth Spinner

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Put a new twist on your collection of optical illusion activities. Affix the linked printable spiral to a drill, record player, or some other rotating tool. Have learners stare at the spinning disk for only 15 seconds and then look away....
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Disappearing Money

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring a little magic into the classroom. Fill a cup with water, place a plate underneath it, and watch a coin disappear. This is a great way to kick off a discussion involving the behavior of light and the concepts of reflection and...
1:10
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Color Mixing Wheel

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Two scientific concepts can be taught with this activity. First, the mixing of primary colors is demonstrated. As the color wheel spins, red, yellow, and blue are no longer visible; secondary colors orange, purple, and green appear in...
1:04
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Mysterious Appearing Colors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Experiment with light and color using the activity from this film. Learners can make their own spinning discs to demonstrate the principles. This is a hands on way to explore color and optical illusion. As an added bonus, your scientists...
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Disappearing Money

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Bring a little magic into the classroom. Fill a cup with water, place a plate underneath it, and watch a coin disappear. This is a great way to kick off a discussion involving the behavior of light and the concepts of reflection and...
1:10
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Color Mixing Wheel

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Two scientific concepts can be taught with this activity. First, the mixing of primary colors is demonstrated. As the color wheel spins, red, yellow, and blue are no longer visible; secondary colors orange, purple, and green appear in...
1:05
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Mysterious Appearing Colors

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Experiment with light and color using the activity from this film. Learners can make their own spinning discs to demonstrate the principles. This is a hands on way to explore color and optical illusion. As an added bonus, your scientists...
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Studying our Senses

For Students 4th - 6th
Who would not want an opportunity to taste jellybeans in class?  During this investigation, life science learners hold their noses as they take a taste test and find that our perception of flavor is connected with our sense of smell. In...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides...
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The Moon Illusion

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Does the moon change size? It sure looks like it! Two optical illusions are suggested as an explanation: Ebbinghaus and Ponzo. However, there are problems with both of these. Convergence micropsia may answer the question, but many...
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Optical Delusion

For Teachers 4th - 11th
Students examine and create a tool that enables them to explore the scientific principle the Moire Effect. Using markers, paper, and scissors, they create an optical illusion that involves superimposing a grid of lines over another...
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Geometric Optic Spinner

For Teachers K - 5th
Students investigate the concept of an optical illusion and how they are used. They conduct an information search of how the eye works. The information is used in order to set the context upon the creation of a personal optical illusion.
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Benham's Disk

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Seeing is believing! Or is it? With this simple experiment, young scientists can explore the concept of visual perception. Attach Benham's disk to a rotating appliance such as a hand drill; As it spins, the black lines appear to be...
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Vasarely Was A Colorful Fellow

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create artwork inspired by the work of Victor Vasarely. In this op art instructional activity, 8th graders explore color theory and color mixing. Students create ten shapes to use in their artwork and over the course of...
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The Components of Light

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are given a mnemonic device to review the light spectrum as it relates to the different components of refracted light. In this components of light lesson plan, students read Light Magic and review the properties of light....
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Optical Illusion Vase

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students draw an optical illusion. In this optical illusion lesson, students create the optical illusion vase. Students draw a profile and repeat the drawing in reverse creating the vase image.
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Fraggle Monster Vase

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers create an optical illusion. In this optical illusions lesson, students sketch a monster's face to create the optical illusion of a vase in the positive space. Middle schoolers create an original piece of art.
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An Awareness of Light Made Simply Fun

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners with sensory perception issues discover the properties of light through a series of excellent hands on activities. They look at beams of lights in a darkened room; use a kaleidoscope and optical illusions as they experience the...
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What is Retrograde Motion

For Students 8th - 10th
In this retrograde motion worksheet, students draw a diagram of the night sky by connecting dots to show retrograde motion. They compare retrograde motion to an optical illusion and answer questions about both.
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Red, White, and Blue?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this human body activity, students participate in a vision exercise in which a green, black and yellow American flag is stared at for 20 seconds. Then students look at a blank sheet of white paper and record what they see.