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An animation is made up of a sequence of still images shown in rapid succession, each image slightly different from the last.

This activity involves making a device called a phenakistoscope, which displays a continuously looping animation consisting of images drawn onto a spinning disc.

Person looking into the mirror while holding up to their eye a paper disk with pizza slices drawn on it.

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SMG Learning Activities – Make an Animation (PDF Document)

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