Would You Get a Sunburn on Mars?

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What are the best materials for preventing sunburn? Young scholars consider this question as they test materials for the presence of ultraviolet light. They use a string of beads that changes color with different intensities of UV light.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create and label a continuum of the different wavelengths of light
  • Ask pupils to create a list of materials they would like to test for UV light transmission
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects previous experience with the light spectrum
  • Includes questions to ask during the experimental investigation
  • Adaptable to various grade levels
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