Mrs. Stickney’s chemistry class recently worked with Mr. Oxton’s photography class to test a “green” developer in the Academy' darkroom. Developer is one of the chemicals that helps produce a printed image.
When Mrs. Stickney’s chemistry class was researching types of chemical reactions, developing photos came up as an example of a chemical reaction. Her class decided to collaborate with Mr. Oxton’s photography class to test a green developer.
The chemistry class produced two types of developer- one using vitamin C and one that used instant coffee. The class simplified the chemistry a bit, but discussed the transfer of electrons, why red lights are used in the dark room, and were able to develop the photos taken using their own developer!
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Photos of photography students developed using the green developer.