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Light work: Meet the scientists and do optics experiments at home!


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Age suitable for: 7+



Join Southampton scientists and students to find out how you can turn these everyday items into optical equipment and look at light in a variety of different ways.

All you will need is:
• a cardboard tube - like a Pringles tin, a kitchen roll or toilet roll
• craft knife or scissors
• tape
• a CD or DVD
• two light sources - such as bright sunlight, a tungsten light bulb or a fluorescent bulb
• a thick pen or marker
• a piece of paper

Your homemade spectroscope will allow you and your family to explore the spectrum of different light sources and see all kinds of rainbows.

There will also be a quiz at the end where you could be in with the chance of winning a small prize - you will need access to a laptop.
Brought to you by the EPSRC's Future Manufacturing Photonics Hub.

The workshop will take place in Blackboard Collaborate.

Suitable for 10 years+ with parental support.