Engineer in Residence Workshop: Daylight in a Bottle

Millions of people around the world live in small houses with no windows or electricity. Experiment with recyclable materials and various liquids to design an electricity-free way to light homes during the day.

Engineers are constantly looking for ways to bring natural daylight into buildings. It saves power and fuel for everyone. This concept is called “daylighting.” Workshop participants will experiment with radiant energy and the concept of refraction to develop a lighting system made out of recycled materials. Water bottle–based systems, like the ones participants create in this activity, are in use around the world in developing countries.

Join Discovery Place educators and our Engineer in Residence for this FREE workshop that provides a hands-on way to explore a real-world problem.


Advanced registration required.

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time(s): 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Duration: 60 minutes

Age recommendation: 8 – 14 years

Cost: FREE (Museum admission required)



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