Let us light up your night!
These quick and easy necklaces are always a huge hit at any event we visit. As a quick "make and take" this project can be completed in 20 minutes as a craft or preceded by a lesson in electricity, optical properties of glass and plastic and the differences between mixing colours of paint (Red, Yellow and Blue) and mixing colours of light (Red, Green and Blue). The expanded, hands-on experimental science lesson is approximately 75 minutes.
This program was developed and is run in partnership with Mindful Makers. It is a favourite at school STEAM faires and community summer picnics -- especially ones that last into the twilight of the evening.
NOTE: If you're interested in this program for an evening summer festival for adults, please contact Mindful Makers directly. Tinker Truck only sells this program as part of a bundle of services for schools.
Ontario Curriculum Intersections:
This program can be adapted to emphasize or demonstrate learning objectives in the following broad categories:
Drawing on clear surfaces
Use of positive and negative space
Science & Engineering
Optical clarity and demonstration of how light travels in a solid medium
How and why we 'see' using light
How light behaves as it moves from one medium to another (plastic to air)
Simple electrical circuits, polarity and voltage