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Optical Science

Learn more about your eye-sight, light, optics, and visual perception.

Item #: WOPT-300

Usually ships the next day.

Will Ship 1/28/15

Recommended for age 8 to 9 with adult supervision.

Availability: In stock

Optical Science

Colors, perspective, light, and numerous other factors affect the way we see our world. The Optical Science kit is an in-depth exploration into the human ability to process information through our eyes. 35 different experiments are included in this incredible, hands-on kit. The Optical Science kit is your introduction to the amazing science behind light, optics, and visual perception.
Young optic scientists will engage in activities that explore optical illusions, light and the color spectrum, how a human eye is similar to a camera, and more while building a fiber optic peacock, diffraction glasses, a camera obscura, and pinhole glasses. This kit is a must-have for any scientist showing interest in the science of sight. Children will also see first hand how their eye and brain work together to see color, light, depth, perspective, size, shape and motion. Those are just some of the activities and topics that are explored. It's 35 different activities in all!
Don't settle for learning from just another box of experiments! With the Optical Science kit, young scientists will be getting an experience. They'll discover and examine, touch and play, all the while engaging on science that has an effect on their everyday life. The Optical Science kit teaches young minds how to think, not what to think. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

What's Included?
  • 48-page, full-color experiment manual
  • Tracing paper
  • Lens
  • Rubber band
  • 10 wooden beads
  • String
  • Tube
  • Mirror
  • 3 colored films
  • Diffraction film
  • Chalk
  • Spinning top
  • Optical fiber
  • Modeling clay
  • Cup
  • Mounting feet
  • Push pin
  • 3D poster
  • 2 printed sheets
  • 2 die-cut sheets
  • Clear plastic film
What Does It Teach?

The Optical Science kit will take you on a visual field trip through the science associated with illusions, art, and almost anything your eyes can perceive. Explore everything from basics like light & color to crazy things that your eyes can do to play tricks on you, like 3D perception or afterimages. You and your young scientists will both be amazed at just how amazing our sense of sight can be and how much fun it is to play with its abilities.

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