Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk

Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
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An optical activity where students make a spinning disc called a thaumatrope that has an image on each side; for example, one side has a horse and the other has a hurdle. When spun quickly the images will appear to merge into one picture. Simple STEM and what fun! Directions to make the disc are completely described.
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The seven different templates listed below are provided. A blank template is also provided for those that want to give their own a try!

-fish in an aquarium
-dinosaur chasing a child
-vase holding flowers
-bird in the cage
-horse jumping over a hurdle
-blue eyeball
-butterfly landing on a flower

“Thaumatropes were popular toys in the 1800’s.”

Click here for another optical effect that shows how light can bend.

The Reappearing Penny


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Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
Optical Illusion: Spinning Disk
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