STEM on a shoestring: Smarty sort

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 children aged 3 and above. It explains what filters do and how they absorb some wavelengths of light as demonstrated by sorting Smarties into different colours with and without filters.
Original languageEnglish
TypeHow To guide for a light-based outreach activity
Media of outputPDF
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021


  • public engagement with research
  • primary education
  • medical physics
  • biological physics
  • centre for doctoral training in optical medical imaging


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