It is a toy which contains is made up of multiple plane mirrors.

Due to multiple mirrors, There are multiple reflections of light in a kaleidoscope which forms beautiful pattern.

 

How to make a Kaleidoscope?

We follow these steps

  • Take 3 rectangular mirrors
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  • Join them by its length, so that mirrors are facing inwards
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  • Put them in a circular tube made of cardboard. Make sure length of tube is a little longer than the mirrors
    Kaleidoscope - 3 - Teachoo.png
  • Close one end of the tube by cardboard
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  • Make a hole in the center - so that we can see through it
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  • In the other side, place pieces of bangles.
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  • And cover it with a glass plate
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The Kaleidoscope is ready

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When we peep through hole, and rotate the cardboard tube slightly, we will be able to see beautiful different patterns.

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 16 Class 8 - Light

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.