Illusions Activity Pack

Braintastic! Science

This activity pack includes worksheets to help your students make two different illusions:
a thaumotrope and a floating present.

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Expected outcomes

Learn about how your brain plays tricks on you!

To book this activity, please contact:
Ginny Smith

8 Cavendish Place
CB1 3BH Cambridge

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