WHAT THE KIDS SAY
It is neat. I never knew you could make(!!) a magnifying glass. I bet that you could do that with other things like flat plates and things as well.
I never knew that you could put water inside a glass and make a magnifying glass! It looks really hard to make. I tried it and it was hard to put the elastic around the glass pieces while keeping it under water. After you have filled it with water, there are a lot of bubbles inside the glass. You can chase the bubbles until they become one big one. there are noit any bubbles left after the first day. In order to get more bubbles, you have to refill it again. I was more fun to chase the bubbles than use thye magnifying glass because the glass is a bit blurry.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
The girls were astonished that they could construct a magnifying glass out of glass and water!! It is a neat concept for them to learn and one that can be taken apart, stored easily and put back together when needed. A quick science experiment. Putting it together, we found hard though and I was the only one who could manipulate the plastic pieces underwater, filling them and putting the elastic around them. One of the elastics has begun ti split. The plastic pieces have started to get cloudy as well and are not that easy to see through. This could be from use and I guess that I will have to take it apart and clean them so that we can see through them again.
Regular magnifying glasses are OLD SCHOOL! Why not build your own? Just add water and seal with the Aquafier band! It demonstrates the scientific principle of refractive index. And,it's very efficient. Of all the light reaching the Aquafier, 92% passes through.