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Opt: An Illusionary Tale

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Order Number: 126.0076
Format : DVD
Theme:  Seeing is not always believing, especially when you’re looking at an optical illusion.

A magical tale of optical illusions, in which objects seem to shift color and size while images appear and disappear.

Seeing is not always believing, especially when you are looking at an optical illusion. Join LeVar as he introduces the audience to a talented trompe l’oeil painter who specializes in art that tricks the eye, shows how special effects are created for the camera and teases viewers with samples of optical illusion camouflage found in nature.

Authors: Arline and Joseph Baum
Field Trip Segments
LeVar in a Blizzard – This optical illusion shows how special effects can be created.Artificial rock, plastic snow, snow and wind machines, and an ultimate blue wall come together to create a convincing optical illusion.
Optical Illusions You Can Create – Kids show optical illusions they created.
Trompe L’oeil – Artist Christian Thee, who paints trompe l’oeil or “trick-the-eye” paintings, talks about his artwork, shows some of the techniques he uses, and creates a trompe l’oeil window and scene.
Camouflage in the Animal World – LeVar introduces us to several animals and insects who use optical illusion to camouflage themselves.
Review Books: Lenses! Take a Closer Look by Siegfried Aust; Hide and Seek, edited by Jennifer Coldrey and Karen Goldie-Morrison; If at First You Do Not See by Ruth Brown

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your math and science curriculum.
Math Concepts:
patterns, visual perception, symmetry, geometric shapes, measurement.
Science Concepts: three-dimensional, illusions, visual perceptions, line of symmetry. 
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Click here for Math Teacher’s Guide

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building closed circuit and video streaming. 

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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