Social Networking Essay

559 WordsMay 25, 20133 Pages
Home ------------------------------------------------- How to Make a Kaleidoscope Supply List * Mirrors Three for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * PVC pipe One for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * PVC end cap One for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * Adhesive-backed foam strips Three pieces for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * Foam rope Three pieces for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * Petri dishes One for each kaleidoscope Description and preparation * PVC cement * Transparent tape About one roll for every five kaleidoscopes * Labels With the name of your school or organization * Permanent markers In various colors * Small pieces of sandpaper About 100 grit Before Class: Prepare the Materials 1. Cut the acrylic mirror into strips. Vacuum the mirrors. 2. Cut the PVC pipe into 7 7/8-inch tubes. Clean the tubes. 3. Drill holes in the center of the PVC end caps 4. Cut the adhesive-backed foam weather stripping into one-inch pieces. 5. Cut the foam rope into one-inch pieces. 6. Glue the bottoms of the petri dishes onto the PVC tubes. In Class: Make the Kaleidoscopes 1. For each kaleidoscope, remove the protective film from the faces of three mirrors. 2. Gather the mirrors in your hands, long edges together. 3. Gently and carefully fold the mirrors into a triangle, shiny sides in. 4. Line up the corners to form an equilateral triangle. 5. Wind transparent tape around the triangle, approximately 1/2 inch from each end. Students may want to work in pairs for this, one student to hold the mirrors and another student to wind the tape. When securely and neatly taped, the mirror triangle will not wobble. 6. Remove the backing from a piece of weather stripping and place it on

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