6J11.25 - Stereoscopic Vision - Hole in the Hand

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Stereoscopic Vision - Hole in the Hand
Visual Fatigue
Area of Study:
Cardboard or Paper Tube approximately 12" long.

Keeping both eyes open look through the tube at a distant object with one eye then move your hand up the side of the tube until it appears that you have a hole in it.

  • Tik Liem, "17.11, The Floating Piece of Finger", Investigation to Science Inquiry, p. 441.
  • Tik Liem, "See a Hole in Your Hand", Investigation to Science Inquiry, p. 440.
  • Charles Vivian, "Seeing Through a Hole in Your Hand, Science Experiments & Amusements For Children, p. 31.
  • Pat Murphy, Ellen Macaulay, and the staff of the Exploratorium, "What's with the Hole in My Hand", Exploratopia, p. 14.
  • Paul Doherty and Don Rathjen, "Cardboard Tube Syllabus", The Cheshire Cat, p. 29.
  • Martin Gardner, "Seeing Through Your Hand", Entertaining Science Experiments with Everyday Objects, p. 35.
  • "Cardboard Tube Syllabus", The Exploratorium Science Snackbook, p. 17.1.
  • Don Herbert and Hy Ruchlis, "Your Senses", Mr. Wizard's 400 Experiments in Science, p. 9 - 12.
  • Brenda Walpole, 175 Science Experiments to Amuse and Amaze Your Friends, p. 148 - 151.
  • Sara Stein, "Hole in the Hand", The Science Book, p. 208.

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