IOSA has travelled to Gáldar (Gran Canaria) to carry out our ‘Discovering Light’ workshop. We performed this activity as part of the Ciudad Ciencia program, which is organized by our institution, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and funded by Obra Social la Caixa. Its aim is to bring scientific outreach activities to towns in Spain where these activities are not easy to happen. IOSA carried out the workshop at CEIP Sardina del Norte and CEIP Fernando Guanarteme schools, to children of the 5th and 6th grade. We showed them our fiber optics, fluorescence, colour, ray tracing and vision workshops. The children were very surprised with the properties of light concerning their daily life. They were full of questions and energy to interact with us.
In the morning we Discovered Light with children and in the afternoon with grown-ups, in Centro Cultural Guaires. Just as children, they asked curiosities and enjoyed the experimental demonstrations.
It was an unforgettable experience!!!