Describe the construction of a kaleidoscope



We follow these steps

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


The Kaleidoscope is ready

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

  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.