Optics at the Toy Store

Michael E. Knotts

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and many of us will be shopping for toys for the children, friends, and colleagues in our lives—not to mention for ourselves! So, what's available in the way of toys that make use of optics, exhibit interesting optical phenomena, or help teach kids about optics? For the benefit of loyal Light Touch readers, I conducted a little field research to answer these questions.

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Optics at the Toy Store

Michael E. Knotts

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and many of us will be shopping for toys for the children, friends, and colleagues in our lives—not to mention for ourselves! So, what's available in the way of toys that make use of optics, exhibit interesting optical phenomena, or help teach kids about optics? For the benefit of loyal Light Touch readers, I conducted a little field research to answer these questions.

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Publish Date: 01 November 1998


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