Light and Dark
A practical investigation of a range of different fuels used by the Romans lasting approximately one hour. The children (Upper Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2) will have the chance to investigate and record the properties of different fuels, including charcoal, beeswax and olive oil, and then relate their findings to Roman daily life. During the workshop, the children will make a candle to take away.
Children will understand that:
Light comes from various sources - some remaining constant throughout the ages some changing with advancing technology.
A range of natural fuels can been used to create light.To book this activity, please contact:
01243 785 859
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|Published||23 November 2017|
|Last modified||23 November 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Excursion|
|Subject(s)||Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Science, Working scientifically, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Enquiries and investigations, Chemistry|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
Cost covers workshop for maximum of 35 children but not entrance cost to the museum.
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