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Optical Illusions

Class Summary: Eyesight one of the most valuable features of the human body. They allow us to see the world and experience its beauty. However often times and with the help of the brain, our eyes can trick us into seeing optical illusions. In this courses students will learn exactly how the brain is able to be tricked by the eyes. The children will get the opportunity to use cool tools such as flexible mirrors, erasable crayons, and twisting copper coils to help them learn all about optical illusions.

Educational Value: This course introduces students to several concepts associated with the science behind optics, such as refraction, distortion, and reflection. Children will get the chance to experience inverted vision through the use of flexible mirrors. In addition, they will learn how to create illusions and the various ways in which illusions can be perceived.

This class includes the following experiments and activities:

Spot the Animal

Moving Illusions

Mirror Mirage

Mirror Madness

Mind Over Mirror

Magic Cylinder

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