Professional Education

Pepper`s Ghost Illusion

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30th Oct 2017

This Halloween why not encourage your class to research Pepper’s Ghost? Do they know who originally discovered the way to make ‘ghosts’ appear on stage? Whose idea did John Henry Pepper develop in 1862 to allow the Victorians to experience spectres on the stage?

Can the children use their knowledge of how light travels to produce a Pepper’s ghost of their own in the classroom with the help of mirrors?

Where might this illusion by useful in the world? eg. Theme parks, security

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This easy to follow lesson takes your class through creating a curious creature with peculiar adaptations