Chemistry and Biochemistry

The PHOTONBooth provides an avenue for children to experience fluorescence – the emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or other electromagnetic radiation. The booth is coupled with demonstrations of household fluorescent materials and the creation of “glowsticks” using highlighters. In the “PHOTONBooth,” a clever word play on the typical “photo booth,” photons of black (UV) light excite props (hats, glasses, boas, etc.) causing them to fluoresce. Many of the props are painted with fluorescent paint to enhance the “glow” seen in pictures.

Program Category:
Grade Level:
1st - 4th, 5th - 8th, PreK - K,
Program Type:
Classes & Workshop, Classroom Resources,
Contact: Ellen Sletten