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Arts, Media & Entertainment

Lesson Plan Originally Created By: Mike Morris

phenakistoscope

Part of Unit: Art and Animation History

Lesson Plan Overview / Details

Students will design and create a phenakistoscope which means “Spindle Viewer” with 16 images, outlined and colored, that creates the illusion of continuous movement. They will demonstrate the understandings the basic animation concepts of cycle animation which is when the first drawing of the animation cycle matches the last drawing of the animation creating an endless loop of motion. In addition students will be able to explain the scientific concept of persistence of vision. 

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  • Students will be able to design and create a working phenakistoscope toy.
  • Students will be able to create original cycled animation that will be cleaned and colored on the computer.
  • Students will be able to explain the scientific concept of persistence of vision and how it works.

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