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View Resource Fading Dot

This Exploratorium activity shows how small, fuzzy objects can disappear from view in the absence of eye movement. The site contains instructions for the activity, an explanation of the change in perception, and suggestions for additional reading.

View Resource Everyone is You and Me

This site from the Exploratorium provides an interesting activity for building a "two-way" mirror. Partners sit on opposite sides of the mirror and adjust the illumination until each gradually assumes aspects of the other's face. The site contains a materials list, assembly instructions, and basic procedures for the activity. Also presented is an explanation of what happens in terms of...

View Resource Cheshire Cat

This activity deals with perception by demonstrating how two eyes can see the same thing very differently. A mirror is used to look at a blank wall with one eye and at a person with the other, causing parts of the face to disappear. Materials needed, assembly and an explanation of results is also provided. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.

View Resource Project LITE

Project LITE is a two-year proof-of-concept project involving materials development, course instruction, and student learning assessment at Boston University. The project's goal is to develop a prototype set of integrated educational materials--unique take-home laboratory experiments, written guides, Web-based software, and lecture demonstrations--which aim to clarify the nature of light, optics,...

View Resource Art Ludwig's Sound Page

This site includes all aspects of sound, including both a non-mathematical description of sound, and a rigorous mathematical derivation based on molecular statistics. The author provides details of details of sound, room acoustics, his own music room, sound system designs, human hearing and the physics of sound waves. This is a good source of supplementary material in a physics course. There are...

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