Operation Rainbow

April 1, 2016

U of T Engineering Students’ proposals to safely replace the dangerous high school Rainbow Experiment.

Our Clinic continued its partnership with first year engineering students at the University of Toronto participating in U of T Engineering Strategies & Practice Course, and the Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Course.

Proposed by Clinic volunteer, Dr. Michael Grossman, “Operation Rainbow” is a project that seeks to resolve the safety problems surrounding the Rainbow Experiment: a laboratory experiment performed in secondary schools that identify characteristic colours produced by crystalline compounds when ignited.

The students’ findings were as follows:

Read more on this issue in the August 2016 – Clinic Newsletter.