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Benham’s Disk Optical Illusion—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6868

Price: $19.70

In the Benham’s Disk Optical Illusion Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics, display the colors of the rainbow by rotating a black-and-white disk. Mind-boggling.

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Mind-boggling! Display the colors of the rainbow by rotating a black-and-white disk! Spin the disk in the opposite direction and the color order reverses. How is this possible? It is the result of the brain’s perception of flashing white light. A fun and unusual hands-on activity that allows students to explore the mysteries of the brain and learn about color and the persistence of vision. Dry erase marker is provided so students can easily erase marks and experiment with line thickness and length to determine the best pattern for the Benham’s disk. Instructions and background information are also included.

Complete for 32 students working in pairs.