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Teaching => Lesson Plans, Ideas, & References => Middle-School => Topic started by: mycombs on November 23, 2010, 07:54:44 am

Title: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: mycombs on November 23, 2010, 07:54:44 am
Hey ya'll! The Optical Illusions test was a popular thread recently, and it is a lot of fun. Several people made suggestions and additions, and I have refined all the ideas and illusions into 1 powerpoint with a worksheet, so you can make the lesson more educationally valuable. Works for any Middle-school level, and probably any grade level in Korea if you modify the language.
Thanks to all the original posters with great ideas, the students really like this stuff!
Attachments:
1. Cleaned-up Powerpoint show with extra illusions and numbered slides to match the Worksheet
2. A worksheet that follows along with a majority of the slides, and has numbered questions matching the numbered slides.
3. You'll want to use this video for the last 3 questions: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlCZ3VmMaf4
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: jakub on November 23, 2010, 09:16:32 am
You really shouldn't conflate illusions that magicians perform with optical illusions...
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: lion11 on November 23, 2010, 09:25:48 am
why?
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: GreenFloyd on November 23, 2010, 11:55:50 am
I think what jakub is getting at is that optical illusions are tricks that our brains are playing on us (everything is clearly there in front of us and we shouldn't be seeing the illusion), whereas magician's illusions are tricks that the magicians are playing on us. One is biological, whereas the other is more of a deception through a sequence of events.
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: mycombs on November 26, 2010, 02:22:11 pm
Magic tricks, or drawings; they are both awesome.  ;D
Students love them and they are interested to discuss, so it's a success as an English class!
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: Janas006 on November 28, 2010, 04:07:12 pm
This seems like a lot of fun.  I'm going to give it a shot this week with my middle school 1st graders.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: OminousChris on November 30, 2010, 08:43:22 am
WHERE'S THE HIDDEN TIGER!?!?!
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: suzettec on November 30, 2010, 08:55:16 am
It's written on the tiger... his stripes write out the words.
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: mycombs on April 22, 2011, 07:46:01 am
Found an awesome video by an awesome band (Whitest Boy Alive) that features a lot of these optical illusions, set to music. It's perfect for this lesson!
http://youtu.be/bOP37A1EhEs
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: Smchan00 on April 22, 2011, 08:01:16 am
I cannot wait to show that video in class.  Love it.
Title: Re: Optical Illusions, redux
Post by: karenology on May 03, 2011, 10:58:09 am
Many thanks to both of you; this will work nicely for a lesson I'll have to teach after break!