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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spooky Science #3 - Hole in the Hand

We are having so much fun with our Spooky Science. :) It is now time to see through your hand!

How to see a hole through your hand:

Equipment: 1 sheet of paper, your hand, your eyes

How to do it.

Roll the paper into a tube. We thought a tightly rolled paper with an opening between a quarter or fifty cent piece worked the best. Hold the tube with your right hand and look through it with your right eye. hold your left hand open on the left next to the paper. There should be a hole!

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How it works:

Your right eye sees the hole in the paper tube and your hand, your left eye sees your hand, both eyes composite the images in the brain and combine them into one image. Nifty, huh?

Have fun!

4 comments:

Spesamor Academy said...

How cool! This is a must-do for the big kids!

Stephanie said...

I just saw this one in one of my Janice McCleave books. We'll have to try it!!

Butter said...

I've always been fascinated by that experiment.

Amy said...

OMG....that was the coolest thing! You should've seen all of us passing the rolled up tube around so everyone could see the hole in their hand. Even dad & the teen-agers were doing it! Fun, fun stuff!