By: Amardeep Phull

What Is A Kaleidoscope And How Does It Work ?

A Kaleidoscope is a scope that continually changes patterns of shapes and colours. A Kaleidoscope is built up by many parts such as pebbles, beads, and little bits of glass. A Kaleidoscope is made up of two or more mirrors in an angle facing each other (V shape). There are a few objects placed on one side of the mirror and the other and the other end is the eye hole. Now when someone looks inside one end there is light entering and the other end makes a colourful pattern.

History Of The Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by a Scottish physicist named Sir David Brewster. Sir David Brewster was more than an physicist he was an mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian of science, and university principle. He was born December 11th 1781 - February 10th 1868 (86 years old). In 1799 he started to study the investigations of light. Then he went on studying a higher level of light. Such as polarization, metallic reflection, and light absorption. He was elected by the Royal Society and ended up inventing the Kaleidoscope and more.
How a Kaleidoscope Works

How Is A Kaleidoscope Used In Our Daily Life ?

A Kaleidoscope is now being used in our daily lives and we do not even notice it. Little kids toys have Kaleidoscopes in them. Kids get entertained by Kaleidoscopes easily because, the colour change and light. Now teachers have been using Kaleidoscopes more often in class for math and science. Did you know Kaleidoscope means beautiful.