Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dr. V and Taizo are at the children at the Shriner's Hospital for Children. The experiment today involves fish and a fish bowl and a bird and a bird cage.
Dr. V Show: Persistence of Vision
Things you will need
- thin piece of cardboard
- hole punch
- rubber bands
In this experiment, you will be making a thaumatrope. Cut out two discs of equal size. On one of the discs, draw a picture, try drawing a bird. On the other disc, draw an empty cage. Then glue the two discs together, making sure that the bird is facing right side up and the cage is upside down when you glue them together. Punch holes evenly on each side of the glued discs on the far left and far right sides of the image. Attach a rubber band into each of the holes. Twist the rubber band in between your thumb and finger, what do you see?
How does it work?