STEM on a shoestring: Catching rainbows

Kirsty Ross*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Other contribution


STEM on a shoestring is a set of resources created to support the public engagement efforts of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging (OPTIMA) which is shared between the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde.This activity is suitable for primary school students and above. It explains how to use nail polish and water to catch a rainbow, the science behind it, and extension activities.
Original languageEnglish
TypeHow To guide for a light-based outreach activity
Media of outputPDF
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021


  • centre for doctoral training
  • MRC
  • outreach
  • public engagement
  • education
  • science education
  • Glasgow science festival
  • primary education
  • optical medical imaging
  • medical physics


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