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Description: This demo uses three large mirrors which serve to model a kaleidoscope.


  • Large kaleidoscope
  • Video camera
  • Black cloth
  • Small action figure (such as Einstein)

Setup Procedure:

  1. Put together the kaleidoscope
  2. Cover the bottom mirror.
  3. Place the video camera at one end, and the action figure at the other.
  4. Connect the camera to the AV equipment.

Demonstration Procedure:

  1. Set the projector the the camera feed.
  2. Note what it looks like to look through a kaleidoscope with only two mirrors showing.
  3. Take out the black cloth and show what it looks like with all three mirrors showing.