Science Project:

Optical Illusions

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To demonstrate various kinds of optical illusions. The student has the option to deal with illusions in general or to specialize in a particular type of illusion.


How do optical illusions trick the eye and the brain? What features of the human body make this possible?


  • Prints of optical illusions
  • Optional computer for animated illusions


  1. Find interesting optical illusions.
  2. Research why the eye/brain “makes a mistake” for each illusion you study.
Author: Gene B. Williams
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