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Thames & Kosmos Optical Science

Thames & Kosmos Optical Science is a kit that allows you to explore human perception and the physics of light. Experiment with light and the color spectrum by building various objects such as a color wheel, a fiber optic peacock, and diffraction glasses. Recommend for ages 8 and up.

The Thames & Kosmos Optical Science kit allows you to do the following:

  • Learn the similarities and differences between the eye and a camera.
  • Build a camera obscura and pinhole glasses.
  • Investigate lenses and light refraction.
  • Experiment with spatial vision and depth perception
  • View optical illusions involving shapes, color, depth, and scale.
  • Make a curved line look straight.
  • Turn cardboard transparent.
  • Learn how your eye and brain work together to perceive color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape, and motion.

The energy of light is measured in waves on the electromagnetic spectrum

The kit includes a 48-page manual to guide you through conducting over 35 experiments.  This is a great item for any child interested in physics. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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