Light and Dark

Fishbourne Roman Palace

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.

Expected outcomes

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:
Palace Bookings
01243 785 859

Fishbourne Roman Palace
Roman Way
PO19 3QR Chichester West Sussex

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