Maybe you missed the program, had to leave early or just want some more Mad Science in between classes...well here you go!
Lights, Colour , Action!
Children enter the world of light and colour. Exciting experiments on white light including colour-wheel blending and prism-splitting spectrums introduce Newton’s colour theory concepts.
FOLLOW -ALONG EXPERIMENTS
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Try something we didn't do in class
The pretty patterns you see inside your kaleidoscope comes from bouncing lights! The chip bag rectangles act like mirrors. Light bounces off these rectangles. We call this reflection. The mirrors bounce or reflect the light from one to another. We see coloured light because of the coloured beads. Light passes through the beads and then bounces off the mirrors, creating the colourful patterns. The patterns change as the beads move!
Printable Instructions: CLICK HERE
Now Try This:
Try changing the shape of the prism you put inside the kaleidoscope. You can do this by adding more pieces to the original prism or building a new one! Test rectangular or pentagonal prisms. How does changing the shape of the prism affect the patterns inside?
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