Age range: 11-14
Duration: 0-29 mins
  • D&T
  • Physics

Colour & feelings

Explore the psychological effects of colour and its importance in design

The engineers behind the Watt Nightclub in Rotterdam turn the energy created by clubbers on the dance-floor into power for the lighting.  There’s even a giant battery to monitor the energy and encourage the crowd to dance even more. Doing your bit for the environment doesn’t have to be boring!

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An engaging activity introducing students to the thought processes the designers must go through when designing the colour of the lighting used on dance floors.

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