About once a month, volunteers from UBC Physics & Astronomy visit local Brownies groups (typically 7-9 years old) to share the wonders of physics with them.
The activity volunteers run is the tri-colour LED flash light activity. This activity should fulfill the badge “Making Things Go” (Build something that needs a battery to make it light up). During the activity, we talk about what electricity is, and then each brownie builds a flash light using a breadboard, a switch, an LED light, wires, and a battery. Then using the flash light, we will talk about how different colours of light come together to make white light. Each girl will take home the LED flash light and a pair of spectrum glasses.
Interested Brownie groups should contact the outreach program to schedule a visit. Due to volunteer availability, at the moment we are only covering the city of Vancouver area, and might not be able to accommodate all requests.
Photos from recent visits: