Get Your Science On: Wormhole

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Wormhole is an awesome illusion created by using special mirrors.

What’s Going On?

A string of lights is positioned between two partially reflective mirrors. Every time the light hits a mirror, some of it is transmitted (so you see it) and some of the light is reflected back. The result is that you see multiple reflections, and the string of lights looks like it repeats forever.


2 partially reflective (i.e. 2-way mirrors)
1 string of lights
a case to hold the mirrors (wood, cardboard, etc)

How To Build it

Suspend a sting of lights in a case. Cover the two ends with two way mirrors. You might need to push in the middle of the mirrors to get a slightly concave shape in order to get the desired effect.