LYSC Summer Schools: Spectacular colour chemistry (age 7–9)

11.00am to 3.00pm, Monday 19 August

L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Students discovering the spectacular chemistry of colour.

    Credit: Royal Institution
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 7–9


Standard £35

Ri Young Members £29.75

Event description

In this workshop students will discover what a colour actually is, understand how objects become coloured, and how chemists can manipulate these aspects to produce dyes and pigments.

Students will investigate the differences between the primary colours of pigments, and the primary colours of light, before discovering how chemists can manipulate these properties. They will also produce and investigate two natural dyes.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds only. Please note this workshop will include a 30 minute unsupervised lunch break. Students should bring their own lunch and a drink.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

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