Can You Make an Ultra Violet (UV) Light Detector?

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Light the way to a better understanding of UV radiation. After exploring how UV beads work, future engineers design investigations to answer questions about UV radiation. They then create and test prototypes of a device that detects UV light.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, take the class outside for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the SLED Design series for STEM activities
  • Requires a variety of materials
Pros

  • Provides worksheets for learners to fill in as they complete the investigation
  • Gives various real-world scenarios to use with the class
Cons

  • None