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Paperback The Kids' Book of Kaleidoscopes [With Mirrors, Eyepiece, Beads, Gems, Chips] Book

ISBN: 1563056380

ISBN13: 9781563056383

The Kids' Book of Kaleidoscopes [With Mirrors, Eyepiece, Beads, Gems, Chips]

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Making an adventure out of science--much like The Bones Book & Skeleton--the kids' book of kaleidoscopes turns ordinary kids into masterful kaleidoscope builders. Conceived and written by Carolyn Bennett, kaleidoscope designer and authority, with Jack Romig, this illustrated full-color activity book explains the principles of light refraction and reflection, color bending and bouncing. The kit comes complete with custom components, including three...

Customer Reviews

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Seeing the light through Kaleidoscopes

Excellent book; arrived in condition as expected. Easy to follow instructions. Kids love making their own kaleidoscopes!

Fun for kids and adults

My wife has been addicted to the idea of the kaleidoscope for a long time. When my son was young, he got caught up in the magic of kaleidoscopes, too. This slim volume is a nice introduction to the subject for kids. At the outset., the authors note that "The kaleidoscope can be a simple device--as simple as a cardboard tube and some pieces of plastic. But when you put the pieces together just right, the kaleidoscope becomes a peephole into a magic world." The book begins by taking a look at the history of this device. Ptolemy had a sense of what might be; David Brewster, in the 1780s, made it real. Then, a brief discussion of kaleidoscope assembly. By the end of the introduction, one has a sense of how and why a kaleidoscope works. The next section is called "Scope Science" and discusses the role of light, color, and symmetry. The final section, Scope Art, is apt to be the focus for kids and adults. This is the "how to do it" segment of the book. A series of projects is outlined. Simply, this will be a lot of fun for kids (and even adults) who like kaleidoscopes. Lots of fun!
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