The kaleidoscope makes magic with light and mirrors. It may be considered a child's toy (or a toy for all ages), but it is also a simple optical device with technical applications for designers and pattern-makers. Greek words are the source of the name; it comes from kalos, eidos, and skopios meaning beautiful, form, and view, respectively
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For thousands of years man has been fascinated by prismatic effects. Now you can hold the power to this wonderful mystery right in your hands. The Right Angle Prism unleashes a rainbow of colours from pure white light. Imagine performing the same experiment Sir Issac Newton did over 300 years ago while he was making the first prism discoveries. Discover for yourself the wonderful secrets of prismatic effects…even make a periscope with the Right Angle prism….and more. Comes with instructions.
Gyroscopic forces have amazed mankind for hundreda of years. Now these amazing forces are yours. You can perform feats that seem to defy gravity. Your gyroscope will spin on it’s pedestal…dance on a string tightrope…balance perfectly on the lip of a drinking glass.Discover the secret and make your gyroscope do these and other astounding tricks. COMES WITH COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS, PEDESTAL AND STRING.
Ages 3 +
Size 11 cm L
The body of the kaleidoscope has two main parts, the viewing tube (with an eyepiece at one end) and the object box or case at the opposite end of the tube. The object box is a thin, flat box made of two glass disks and a band circling the edges and holding the disks and the objects enclosed. Those objects are fragments of colored glass, beads, tinsel, or other reflective materials.