The kaleidoscope is a small, simple, yet amazingly fun device that creates patterns from light with the help of the natural phenomenon of refraction. Kaleidoscopes create some of the most incredible visuals imaginable. They are endlessly complex and a small movement can create a totally different pattern.
A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other in an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection. The reflectors (or mirrors) are usually enclosed in a tube, often containing on one end a cell with loose, colored pieces of glass or other transparent (and/or opaque) materials to be reflected into the viewed pattern. Rotation of the cell causes motion of the materials, resulting in an ever-changing view being presented.
With this Light Kaleidoscope, you can control the patterns produced by three colored lights. The patterns are both beautiful and scientific: you’ll soon understand the important role of primary colors! You can also use the templates to create incredible patterns.
Simply rotate and change the panels to create a different pattern every time! You’ll be endlessly fascinated by how something so simple can create such complexity!
Understand the concepts of reflection.