Crack the Code - Physics
This session will challenge participating students to conduct investigations of Spectra, to determine the line spacing of a diffraction grating. As part of this task, students will have to create their own spectrometer to understand diffraction, and the production of spectra.
- PowerPoint presentation (Provided)
- Worksheets (Provided)
- Cardboard box
- An old CD or DVD
- Card for cutting
- Cardboard tube
- Tin foil
- PVA glue and/or Sellotape
- Carving knife (optional)
- Lighbulb holder
- LED bulb
- Incandescent bulb
- Neon bulb
- Fluorescent bulb
- Lithium sample
- Potassium sample
- Sodium sample
- Copper sample
- Calcium sample
- Tongs and metal wire
- Bunsen burner
Terms and Conditions of HE Unboxed
Terms and Conditions
Below sets out the terms and conditions for schools, colleges and organisations utilising Loughborough University’s HE Unboxed programme. The following terms and conditions apply to all of the boxes and resources within the HE Unboxed programme. All materials provided as part of these resources are the intellectual property of Loughborough University. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you agree not to share or replicate the provided resources for either personal or commercial use.
Allocated items per box and Delivery of box:
All of the boxed resources are sent out with the materials required to support a class of up to 30 students, if the school booking is for a class size over 30, then this request will need to be agreed with a member of the SCL team. Please note, all boxes have a postage cost, and this will increase if the amount requested is greater, all schools are liable for the cost of postage of resources back to Loughborough University, unless otherwise agreed by a member of the SCL team. If you have any queries or concerns about postage costs, please contact the SCL team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boxes should be returned by the date agreed with the SCL team. Unless alternative collection arrangements are made, the boxes are to be returned using the labels provided at the cost of the booking school. If for some reason the labels are missing – the box should be posted to the following address:
School and College Liaison Team
Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions
Allocated timer per box:
In order to ensure we can reach as many schools as possible; schools may have an HE Unboxed activity on their premises for a maximum of two weeks at a time. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, schools agree to adhere to these timescales.
Damaged or missing items:
Each box includes an equipment list required to successfully run the activity, if the box is found to be missing equipment, or if any of the equipment is found to be damaged, the SCL team reserves the right to ask schools to cover the cost of replacements. Please note, that Items marked with an asterisk (*) are classed as consumables and do not need to be replenished by schools.
Loss of items:
All HE Unboxed items are couriered via Royal Mail or DHL, as such, the SCL team takes a tracking number to ensure boxes reach their destination. Please note, that once a box has been signed for by any school member of staff, the box is in the care of the booking school. If the box is lost whilst identified as being on the school premises, the booking school will be liable for the full cost of the box.
Use of items:
All equipment provided through HE Unboxed has passed Loughborough University’s required safety checks, and where required, safety equipment has been provided. Therefore, Loughborough University is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst using the equipment within HE Unboxed activity.
The resources and materials provided should not be reproduced or redistributed beyond your own school without the permission of Loughborough University.
To help us ensure that as many schools as possible can access the resources in timely manner, schools booking boxes agree to return the box contents in the same state in which they were received.