Return of More Than Meets the Eye
What makes a movie move?
Make a spinning zoetrope from a paper plate and see how the brain retains images observed by the eye a fraction of a second beyond the image. If a slightly changed image follows, we perceive motion.
How do filmmakers play with sunlight and shadows?
Create a mini-movie set outdoors to explore how shadows are affected by the angle of light that strikes an object.
When are people bigger than monsters?
Make your own movie studio with a shoebox, action figures, and magazines and observe that the relative position of objects in a limited frame of reference determines how they are perceived.
How fast can you identify something when it first appears in a movie?
Show some basic shapes to your friends, tell them a story and discover how the brain uses patterns and contextual clues to determine the identity of objects.