Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Shop now Shop now Learn more
Customer Review

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be more educational, 9 May 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: 4M Kidz Labs Animation Praxinoscope (Toy)
I bought this for my 6 year old granddaughter as part of an ongoing gentle encouragement of all things scientific. She had seen real life Praxinoscopes in both Disney Land and at the Science Museum.

The kit is fairly easy to put together, needs adult guidance here and there, as some of the parts would break if forced.

Once assembled it works well, she loved the galloping horse. Although there is a small battery powered light in the kit we found it wasn't needed, it works fine in just normal room lighting.

There was no explanation of either the history of the device, nor about why it works (persistence of vision etc.) which was disappointing as the kit can lead to discussion about how we see things, the famous Edward Muybridge bet that was the precursor to this device, leading to the history of cinematography etc.

All in all a good kit, but could be just that bit better with more background and perhaps some more slides.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Milton Keynes UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 21,162