What you See in a Kaleidoscope
Well, for my science project I reconstructed a kaleidoscope made up of card board pieces joined together and taped with the mirrors placed inside at the two corners.
It wasn't only me who did it. I asked my sister's help for it since she was a good science student.
Yes, my school did have some interesting science stuff like labs not only for computers but we had separate labs for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The most interesting one would be Biology because we used to conduct autopsies on frogs etc. The hardest one was Physics. Chemistry was interesting, fun and dangerous at the same. As you can never trust anyone with a test tube in their hand.
Presently I don't have any kids. But I would like them to take part in interesting science projects as the science and technology today have made a huge progress and a great impact on our lives. Knowing science is not a bad thing.
It doesn't make you a geek or nerd. It enhances your knowledge which is the most important thing and moreover you keep a track of what's new in the world.Barry's Response
- You are so right, Y. I'll bet the homemade kaleidoscope was the most fun thing
to do there.
We are coming up on 200 years since the invention of the original kaleidoscope. Sir David Brewster placed mirrors in pairs and intended it to be a scientific instrument. It became a successful toy instead. You can buy pricy fine crafted ones, that come close to artistic masterpieces.
It's patterns present another example of mathematical art. Search
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