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Sparking Wonder ebook

Sparking Wonder ebook
A collection of ideas and resources to spark wonder in the classroom. Featuring over 20 novel and surprising science tricks plus nano-essays on cultivating curiosity.

Note: As this resource has been funded by a grant, you'll be asked to fill out a super quick survey before downloading to help with evaluation.

 
Words on Wonder

Words on Wonder
The site features 130+ interviews with fascinating individuals about their work and thoughts on wonder. Scientists, magicians, explorers, artists, and philosophers feature.

 
Science Magic illusion

Science/Magic mirror illusion
Printable PDF with instructions to make your own version.

 
Curious Wonder illusion

Curious/Wonder glass illusion
Printable PDF with instructions to make your own version.

 
Anamorphic Cube

Anamorphic cube illusion
Printable PDF. Red lines show the design plus a blank sheet to make your own.

 

Videos - click the image to watch on YouTube

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Optical illusion montage 2020
A wonderful video that features a compilation of illusions Matt created in 2020. A brilliant discussion starter.

 
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How to make your own mirror illusion
In 2020 this illusion came second in the Best Illusion of the Year Contest. This instructional video explains more about the history and then goes on to show how you can make your own version.

 
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How to make the toilet roll Ambiguous Arrows
An online tutorial of how to make the ambiguous cardboard arrow illusion that was a finalist in the 2019 Illusion of the Year Contest.

 
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Uncanny balancing
A series of science stunts where objects are balanced at precarious angles.

 
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Water rollercoasters
Inspired by a Victorian science book, Matt creates a 21st century water rollercoaster using a hydrophobic coating.

 
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Slow motion cup flyer instructions
A short video describing how to make and fly the cups.

 
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Cartesian Diver with a twist
Instructional video for teachers on how to make a relaible Cartesian diver plus some novel variations.

 
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Where do ideas comes from?
Matt discusses some of the ways he develops new tricks and science demonstrations.

 
 
Website content updated Feb 2021.