Secondary School Science Workshop... Light & Colour! | Fizzics Education

Light & Colour

Light & Colour

Discover the properties of light in this interactive science show

Explore a variety of light concepts in this interactive school science show:

  • Learn about the duality of light; is it a wave or particle or both?
  • Investigate the visible light spectrum, including colour addition and subtraction
  • Discover how the Doppler effect has been used to explain the structure of the Universe
  • Explore luminescent minerals and other objects using ultraviolet light
  • Find out why sunsets are red and learn about colour and energy relationships
  • Make coloured shadows and create hovering image illusions using persistence of vision
  • Learn about translucent, transparent and opaque materials
  • Learn about refraction vs. reflection
  • Investigate optical fibre and it’s use in hi-speed broadband technology
  • Find out about your colour vision; can you see all of the spectrum?

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and particle models (ACSSU182)

Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations (ACSSU190)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations SC4-11PW.

explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems SC5-11PW

appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them SC4-1VA & SC5-1VA

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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Science Show Demonstrations

Sunsets

Just why are sunsets red anyway? Why not blue or green?

Laser lights

Investigate energy levels with different colour lasers against photolumiscent vinyl

Colour mixing

Mix primary light colours ... why are the secondary colours different to paint?

Bubble Films

See light split through a bubble film. Nice... and demonstrates wave theory

Float that image

Create a 3D floating image hovering in mid-air

Magic specs

These diffraction lenses are great for investigating lasers

Glowing rocks

Some minerals fluoresce under UV light... can you identify which ones?

Hidden beaker

Canola oil and this beaker have almost the same refractive index... lets hide it

Hide me

Transparent materials are quite difference to translucent ones.

Optical illusions

Light can be quite tricky, can you spot how they might work?

Optical fibre

Pretty.... and it can be used to transport massive amounts of information

Colourful chemistry

Some chemicals react to heat and change in colour... check them out!

Colour vision

Our Director is colour blind... are your students?

Shiny disco ball

Mirrors and light... what more can we say? Send images around the room!

Mega lens

Use this lenticular lens and magnify things, including you.

Lasers

Investigate how lasers work and see them through a cloud... neat!

Requirements

The ability to darken the room is essential. Choose the best room you have wherever possible.

Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 60 students per show.

3 Tables arranged at front of the room. Chairs are not required.

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and a white screen or white board

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes,

Cost

$580 inc. GST for a 60 minute show

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.

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