Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Hooked on Science - Paper Plate Optical Illusion

hooked science 300KENTUCKY (12/4/13) - We typically eat off of a paper plate, but have you ever considered using your paper plate for a science experiment?
 
INGREDIENTS
• Paper Plate
• Scissors
• Black Marker
 
INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Using the black marker, draw the following illustration on the paper plate.
STEP 2: Using the scissors, cut along the black lines.
STEP 3: Hold one of the pieces above the other, lining up the two left edges, and observe.
STEP 4: Switch the pieces and observe.
 
EXPLANATION
The bottom piece looks longer when compared to the top piece. Although each piece is exactly the same size, your eyes compare the bottom arch of the top piece, which is shorter, to the top arch of the bottom piece, which is longer. This tricks your brain into believing the bottom piece is longer. The optic nerve sends signals from the eye to the brain, which then interprets what we see. 

Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

Jason Lindsey
Hooked on Science

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

BREAKING NEWS: Several Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/28/15) — Multiple people were involved in a two-vehicle collision at about 10:30 a.m. this… Read More

February Events and More at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (1/28/15) — The following are the upcoming events and more at Land Between The Lakes: Read More

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 9438

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7441

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 6984

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 6603

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 5901

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 5827

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 5609

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 28, 2015 5564

BREAKING NEWS: Several Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 4744

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 25, 2015 3898

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller

Stories Trending Today

January 28, 2015 5564

BREAKING NEWS: Several Injured in Two-Vehicle…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 26, 2015 3610

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 3223

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight, Hopkins Circuit Clerk
January 28, 2015 1720

Nortonville Man Accused of Meth Possession,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 27, 2015 1561

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 28, 2015 1271

Tax Recall Committee Formed Day After School…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1190

Power of a Positive Attitude

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 1147

NHRA North Central Division Names Dallas Jones…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Telia Butler
January 27, 2015 1120

Whitfield Works to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 27, 2015 1117

Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Many

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss