Fluorescence chemistry for 8-12s - make a glow in the dark lava lamp!
Tuesday 31st October 2023: 1-1.50pm (Online STEM)
Make a fluorescent lava lamp!
(Whilst learning about fluorescence chemistry)!
+ Make a fluorescent lava lamp!
+ Learn why some things glow in the dark
+ Watch amazing demonstrations!
Your home-education journal is already written!
Your booking confirmation will include a digital download containing joining instructions and link, equipment list and a summary of the keywords, key concepts and student activities planned for this session. You can simply copy, paste and adapt it for your home-education journal and use it to help you discuss the learning with your child afterwards.
Equipment (To join an entirely optional practical)
It is a good idea to have a whiteboard or paper, pen, ruler and calculator to hand in each session.
- "Blacklight" / UV torch (hazard: do not shine in eyes, you may want some sunglasses to hand)
- Table cloth / mat / tray
- Highlighter pen, any colour (one you don't mind being destroyed but that still has plenty of ink in it)
- paper (black is best but any will do)
- Small transparent, colourless bottle (300mL max. The smaller the better, glass or plastic) smooth sided if possible, with leakproof lid
- Vit C tablets / "Alka seltzer" / other effervescent tablet (supervise medicines if necessary)
- Baby oil (ideally) / vegetable oil or similar will also work (approx. 200mL)
- cup of water
- ability to darken the room if possible!
- Towel or cloth
- Pipette or syringe (medicine syringes are fine)
- Pliers (supervision recommended), scissors may do
Links suggest sources of appropriate resources
What might younger students need help with?
Younger students might need help with using pliers or scissors safely. Careful handling of liquids and the UV torch.
Price is for one device (screen) to join for one session.
Upon booking you will receive a digital download (available for one year) with joining instructions and link, equipment list, home-ed journal text and registration form link (for photography consent form and opportunity to let us know any relevant needs),