Build a Fiber Optic Flashlight

Learn basic circuitry and optical fibers with San Francisco Public Library To Go Science Kit. Use the kit materials to build a fun fiber optic flashlight.

In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and Bay Area Science Festival features an illuminating science project for family to try out at home. Learn basic electricity and properties of light.

Materials Needed: plastic fiber optic, 3v lithium coin battery, popsicle stick, binder clip made with steel plate, copper foil tape, Light Emitting Diode, and black electric tape.

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COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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Thank you for your generous support of the Bay Area Science Festival! As part of UCSF, SEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.