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CLIP 250

The Pepper's ghost illusion

The Pepper's ghost illusion
Key Info
  • The Pepper's ghost illusion
  • Duration: 03:28
  • The presenter visits Wilton's Music Hall to investigate the Pepper's Ghost illusion. She is helped by Brian who explains how the illusion makes use of a sheet of glass which will transmit and partially reflect light. By careful positioning of the glass and a light source, an object can be made to appear in a different position to the one it is actually in – and so appears to be ghostlike.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Waves - Sound and Light

  • Keywords: light rays, mirror, optical illusion, glass, reflect, partial reflection
Ideas for use in class
  • Starter and good demonstration.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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