Persistence Of Vision

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Convince your pupils a purple ball is really red, blue, and green with a YouTube video lesson that demonstrates the persistence of vision using a simple ball. When the ball is in one place, it appears purple but when the instructor spins it in a circle, it is clearly alternating between red, green, and blue.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Recreate the experiment for your classes with a persistence of vision ball
  • Follow the video with a series of persistence of vision tests
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a basic understanding of the vision function of the brain

  • Instructors use humor to add interest to the lesson
  • Provides the scientific explanation for the demonstration

  • None
Common Core