Science experiments come in different forms and can be real fun to perform. Some of these experiments are so fascinating that everybody wants to try it at least once in their lifetime. Kaleidoscope Science Experiment is one of such experiments. Kaleidoscope is basically an instrument which uses shiny colorful objects and mirrors to create beautiful artistic patterns. Kaleidoscope Science project is quite admired by the children.
How to Make a Kaleidoscope for a Science Project:
Kaleidoscope was originally patented by David Brewster in 1817. It was created to be used as a scientific tool to emphasize the properties of light. But with the passage of time it became quite popular among children as a common toy. Kaleidoscope Science Experiment is in fact one of the oldest science experiments.
To create a kaleidoscope, all you need is ruler, pen, scissors, rubber band, clear tape, stickers, wrapping paper, shiny confetti, colored transparent beads, small sequins, waxed paper, plastic wrap, paring knife, clear plastic report cover, black construction paper and paper towel cube (cut 20 centimeters long). Take the report cover and draw rectangle (8-by-4-inch) on it. Cut this rectangle out and then draw three lines on it. Fold the rectangle along the lines to form a triangle and tape the extra strip to secure the triangle. Now insert this triangle in paper towel roll.
Close one end of the paper towel roll with the help of construction paper. With the help of pairing knife, poke a hole through the center of construction paper. On the other end of tube place a plastic wrap and put some confetti, beads and sequins on it. Cover this plastic wrap with waxed paper and use a rubber band to secure them both. You can use stickers to decorate the roll. Your kaleidoscope is ready now. When you see through the hole on one end of the tube while turning it, you will observe different symmetrical patterns. These patterns are formed by light bouncing between the sides of plastic tube.
Conclusion: This article highlights kaleidoscope Science Experiment which involves the use of kaleidoscope to observe various beautiful artistic patterns.