Luminescent Lunchbox: An Educational Kit for Teaching the Physics of Light

Richard Ludescher (Inventor), Alexia Ciarfella (Inventor), Maria Corradini (Inventor)

Research output: Innovation

Abstract

<span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <p class="Normal" style="text-align: left;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Invention Summary: </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> The Luminescent Lunchbox is an educational tool kit that illuminates the physics of light through exciting experiments with glow-in-the-dark food. The tool kit includes materials and instructions for four exciting lab experiments. The experiments involve the use of light with food and make it fun for students in grades K-12 to learn and understand photophysical concepts such as the electromagnetic spectrum, absorption of light and fluorescence, use of spectrofluorometers to identify the composition of solutions and the use of absorptive filters. </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> The Luminescent Lunchbox includes an activity guide with instructions necessary to conduct four photophysical-related activities (labs): </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> The “Light Show” - Explores the concepts of energy, frequency and wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum relating temperature to different colored LED light sources </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Florescent Food Scavenger Hunt - Introduces the concept of fluorescence and its extensive occurrence in biological samples by photo-exciting food items with LED light sources and observing their fluorescence emission </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Rainbow Ghosts - Creates a simple spectrofluorometer using a phone camera to display a rainbow that represents the kind of light emitted when food samples are photoexcited by different UV light sources </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Shine Refine - Creates three gelatin absorptive filters, containing dyes that block light of specific wavelengths. By properly selecting and using these filters, clearer and sharper spectra from the 'Rainbow Ghosts' activity can be obtained because the filters effectively eliminate the contribution of the light source. </span> </li> </ul> <p class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Market Applications: </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Catalogs for educational toys and kits </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Online sites for teaching aids, educational toys and kits </span> </li> </ul> <p class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Advantages: </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> A fun and early introduction to physics of light that: </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Serves as a sound foundation in science education that can benefit students as they progress from K-12 </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Inspires curiosity and interest in physics and light </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Encourages students to pursue future study and careers in STEM fields </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Provides exposure to laboratory tools and methodologies in diverse scientific fields ranging from genetics to cell biology to immunology to food science </span> </li> </ul> <p class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Intellectual Property &amp; Development Status: </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> Available through license or distribution agreement. </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> </p> <p class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> <br/> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <a href="http://license.rutgers.edu/technologies/2016-141_luminescent-lunchbox-an-educational-kit-for-teaching-the-physics-of-light" target="_blank"> <span class="Hyperlink"> Click here for licensing details </span> </a> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-size: 16px;"> </span> </p>
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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Luminescent Lunchbox: An Educational Kit for Teaching the Physics of Light. / Ludescher, Richard (Inventor); Ciarfella, Alexia (Inventor); Corradini, Maria (Inventor).

Research output: Innovation

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