Sunday, March 27, 2011

OPTICS - Make a Water Lens at Home

  • Take an old newspaper or magazine no-one wants anymore.
  • Lay a small piece of cellophane, cling film, or clear plastic on top of the newspaper.
  • Using a spoon, or even the top of your finger, place a single small drop of water on the cling film.
  • Look at the newsprint and you should be able to see that the water drop (which has a curved upper edge and a flat lower edge) magnifies the words.
  • Well done, you just made a lens