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Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018 Workshop: Make it Glow!

Children make their own "sunlight traps" that reveal the nature of light, National Museum of Scotland.
Children being taught about light
The School's public engagement team, with the help of the Solar Spark initiative and the Royal Society of Chemistry, developed and delivered a brand new workshop for children age 8-12 for EISF 2018. Our eager participants had the chance to make their own "sunlight traps" (luminescent solar concentrator) out of fluorescent dyes and polymer solutions, and explore their ability to capture and transform light. Children were keen to learn from our demonstrators about the nature of light and how it interacts with everything around us, and how we can use it to produce clean energy for our homes.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018