Electromagnetic Spectrum: Studying UV Ultraviolet Light

How can light be invisible? What is UV light and why call it light if we can’t see it? Using these UV beads, kids will see the invisible appear. They can use the beads to test different sunscreens. 

 

Questions Answered:

What is ultraviolet light? 

How can light be invisible? 

How does sunscreen protect our skin?

 

Topics Addressed:

UV light Sunscreen 

 

Materials Needed

UV Beads, foil, sunscreen, plastic baggies

 

Preparation Time

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NOTE: This activity is part of the Light, Optics, & Color Unit found here.

Electromagnetic Spectrum: Studying UV Ultraviolet Light

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