Media Hunt #1: Kaleidoscope

The images produced by a kaleidoscope are a good example of a chaotic system.  The kaleidoscope very clearly shows sensitivity to initial conditions because if just one little colored piece moves, the resulting patterns will be drastically different.  In addition, a pattern once formed is not easy to replicate.  Even if you try and turn the end of the kaleidoscope back the other direction, it will not create the same patterns seen before.  There are bounds within a kaleidoscope, such as how many little colored pieces there are and the size of the area they can move in, which means that the kaleidoscope does not make purely random patterns, but is in a chaotic system.  

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