Optical Illusions and Your Eyes





5 - 8

Category: Physics
In this class, students will learn how images are translated by our brains. Students will have fun trying their hand at different illusions while learning the science behind how these fun images work. Students are encouraged to share their amazing optical illusion creations with the rest of the class!
Ashley McLaurin

Ashley McLaurin

One-Time Class

30 minutes per class

5 - 8


per learner


Meets on date

Friday, December 3, 2021

year olds

Date and Time

Meets at time

5 - 7  learners per class

11:00 am - 11:20 am (PST)

About the Course

Do your eyes ever play tricks on you? Optical illusions occur when there is an error in how the brain interprets what the eyes are seeing. This is usually through images or pictures that we perceive differently than they really are. We can use optical illusions to learn how our eyes and brain work together to see. In this class, we will have fun looking at optical illusions and discussing how our brains tricked us into seeing something that was not there.


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How To Participate

Attend Class Via Zoom Video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


Ashley McLaurin

About Me
Ashley McLaurin

I am excited to share that this is my 11th year of teaching! I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree is in biology, a Texas teaching certificate as well as an Indiana teaching license. I have taught K - 12, but my niche is middle school science - introductory level chemistry, physics, and life science.

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