Beautiful Brain: Do You See What I See?

This Beautiful Brain: Do You See What I See? lesson plan also includes:

Can art play tricks on your eyes, and can a still painting really appear to vibrate? The second lesson in a four-part series discusses the way our beautiful brains translate visual images. It highlights the style of optical art and encourages scholars to create their own.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Share many different pictures of optical illusion art to encourage different perspectives
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils who struggle with fine motor skills need additional support during the activity to find success
  • Amount of class time required depends on whether artists take their work home or keep it at school to complete
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  • Connects science, history, and art
  • The portion for creating art offers very clear step-by-step instructions
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