Inspired by the photo-origami project at CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, this presentation uses design opportunities to help learners develop understandings of electromagnetic energy, change in physical systems, and the relationships between scientific and engineering inquiry practices. Using these practices, students will explore the nature of photo-active polymers and conduct a series of experiments to discover how and why they work. Using this new knowledge and their visual/spatial skills, learners will design, build, test and refine a model of light-activated, self-assembling structures.

Supports CDE Academic Standards for Physical Science.


Group size: Up to 30 students
Grades: 4-8
Cost: $195 per presentation; $125 for each additional presentation

To request this Classroom Presentation, complete the online request form.

Questions? Contact Hester Nadel via email or call 303-492-8640.