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BABBLE DABBLE is a fabulous website with some great ideas.
It has some amazing Art, Science, Engineering and Creative Projects.
One of the project ideas is the DECOTROPE
I love illusions as you know, I have dedicated a whole page on my website to illusions and this one will be added to list. LOVE ITThe DECOTROPE produces the same a visual trick that 'MOVING PICTURES produce. But it is science, not trickery. It is like a 2 frame mini-movie.
The Science Behind The DECOTROPE
DECOTROPE and Thaumatropes are an example of persistence of vision. This is a phrase used to describe how our brain combines multiple images together when they are rapidly flashed in front of the eyes. This is the basis for film in fact. All movies are simply long strings of still images flashed in quick succession in front of the eyes.
Most movies are played at 24 frames per second, meaning there are 24 still images per second flashing in front of you. It is thought that the brain perceives anything from upwards of about 10 frames per second as motion. This is about as fast as you
can thumb through a flipbook.
And the Name: Trope is the part of the word that means turning around and Deco stands for decorative.
WHAT WE DID
THE HOOK WATCH the Video
CONSTRUCT a generic DECOTROPE using the template supplied by Dabble Babble.
DESCRIBE what you observe - what is happening when you spin the DECOTROPE, what do you see.
RESEARCH the scientific explanation for this phenomena.
EXPLANATION write an explanation of the phenomena
DESIGN & MAKE your own DECOTROPE
PREDICT what you will see when you spin it.
FEEDBACK send in your kids constructions, and I will publish them here.
CHALLENGE Prove the concept. Use Stop Motion app to photograph each side of your DECOTROPE make sure it is in exactly the same place each time - use a tripod and position accurately. Photograph each side of your DECOTROPE at least 10 times. Then you can multiple select the slides and copy and paste them. Increase the frame speed to 24 frames. Check it out - what happens? Describe what you see..
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