raspberry solar cells
Schedule: Saturday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Instructors: Dr. Ronald Grimm and Lauren Monroe
Technocopia and Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Chemistry department partner up to offer this special workshop which teaches participants how raspberry pulp can harness solar power for electrical uses. Anthocyanin, a deep purple pigment found in raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, beets and more, is a chemical with many specialized uses. Learn in this workshop how anthocyanin can generate electricity in electrochemical cells. Students in this workshop will construct small solar powered cells using raspberry pulp, conductive glass, graphite and titanium dioxide and with the use of several laboratory tools and equipment. All materials included.
This project will also be featured on the same day, Saturday, March 3rd, in the morning (10:30am-12pm, new lab presentation seen each half hour) and will be geared towards families with younger kids. Reservation and deposit required for middle and high school age students in the afternoon hands-on program. No reservation required for the morning experience.