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Eclipse Activity - UV Sensitive Beads

Eclipse Activity - UV Sensitive Beads

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Eclipse Activity - UV Sensitive Beads includes:

AGES/GRADES: Ages 7-16

WARNINGS: Adult Supervision Recommended; Small Parts Choke Warning

Students engage in a hands-on exploration of UV radiation and sun protection by creating bracelets with color-changing UV beads. After gathering materials and threading the beads onto elastic cord, students observe the beads' vibrant color transformations when exposed to ultraviolet light, simulating the effects of the Sun's rays during a solar eclipse. Through observation and discussion, students deepen their understanding of the importance of eye protection and sun safety practices, particularly during celestial events like eclipses. A Really Good Instructional Guide is available for download with easy-to-follow purposeful learning activities!

  • WHAT YOU GET:
    • UV Color-Changing Beads, approx. 250 Beads in Assorted Colors
    • Colorations® Black Elastic Cord, 100 Yds.
    • Teaching Guide available for download on our site.
  • LEARN ABOUT SOLAR ECLIPSE: Help children develop an understanding of the scientific phenomena of a Solar Eclipse with hands-on engagement to boost skill building! Skills covered include understanding UV light and why eye protection is necessary during a solar eclipse, as well as fine motor development.
  • MIXING ART WITH STEM: Taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning by combining science and art helps add motivation and excitement to learning. This bundle allows children to create their own unique bracelets while learning about science and sun safety!
  • ADDITIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT INCLUDED:
    • Scissors
    • Flashlight or Sunlight
    • Eclipse Safety Viewing Glasses
    • Informational Materials on Solar Eclipse

AGES/GRADES: Ages 7-16

WARNINGS: Adult Supervision Recommended; Small Parts Choke Warning

Students engage in a hands-on exploration of UV radiation and sun protection by creating bracelets with color-changing UV beads. After gathering materials and threading the beads onto elastic cord, students observe the beads' vibrant color transformations when exposed to ultraviolet light, simulating the effects of the Sun's rays during a solar eclipse. Through observation and discussion, students deepen their understanding of the importance of eye protection and sun safety practices, particularly during celestial events like eclipses. A Really Good Instructional Guide is available for download with easy-to-follow purposeful learning activities!

  • WHAT YOU GET:
    • UV Color-Changing Beads, approx. 250 Beads in Assorted Colors
    • Colorations® Black Elastic Cord, 100 Yds.
    • Teaching Guide available for download on our site.
  • LEARN ABOUT SOLAR ECLIPSE: Help children develop an understanding of the scientific phenomena of a Solar Eclipse with hands-on engagement to boost skill building! Skills covered include understanding UV light and why eye protection is necessary during a solar eclipse, as well as fine motor development.
  • MIXING ART WITH STEM: Taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning by combining science and art helps add motivation and excitement to learning. This bundle allows children to create their own unique bracelets while learning about science and sun safety!
  • ADDITIONAL MATERIALS RECOMMENDED BUT NOT INCLUDED:
    • Scissors
    • Flashlight or Sunlight
    • Eclipse Safety Viewing Glasses
    • Informational Materials on Solar Eclipse
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Product Overview

Learn About the Presence of Ultraviolet Light With Color Changing-Beads

We can’t see ultraviolet rays, but kids learn they’re there with these special beads. Make bracelets or necklaces while the beads are white, and then wear them outside. The ultraviolet-sensitive pigment changes the beads from white to the assorted colors of blue, green, orange, purple, red, and yellow, even on a cloudy day! Your young scientists will learn that UV light is all around them, even when they can’t see it. Bring the beads inside and they will revert back to white since they are no longer exposed to UV rays. The beads will change over and over again without fading.

What does it teach?
UV Color Changing Beads harness the power of ultraviolet rays to change colors right before your eyes. Use the beads to teach kids about the ultraviolet radiation and the care that needs to be taken to prevent the damage it may cause. Ultraviolet (UV) light is the invisible radiation that will give you a sunburn and injure your eyes if you’re not careful.

Turn the UV beads into a cool science experiment
To turn the UV beads into a science fair project, you have to change something (identify a variable), run some more tests, and make some comparisons. Find several different types of medicine bottles and test to see which one is the most effective in blocking the the beads from the damaging UV rays. Other ideas are to examine the UV-blocking powers of different sunglasses, and to test different sunscreens by placing the beads in a zipper-lock bag and covering the bag in sunscreen.

Remember, you have to keep all other factors the same. Use the same light sources and the same number of beads. There are many ways to use UV Beads for a science fair project. We have written up a sample science fair experiment called The Sunscreen Factor that walks you through a project step-by-step. If you are interested in a simple, straightforward, and quick science fair project, be sure to check it out. It doesn’t do the work for you… you wouldn’t want that anyway, right? It does give you a template to follow to ensure that you use the scientific method, control your variables, and document your discoveries.

They Really Are a Sun Science Must-Have!
UV Color Changing Beads are the perfect tool for testing sunscreen and sunglasses, or creating beautiful crafts of art using the science of the sun. It’s no surprise that these special beads are hugely popular with both science teachers and summer camp leaders… there is just nothing like them!

Do the Beads Fade Over Time?
After we left the beads out for the entire day and brought them inside, they returned to white.
Learn About the Presence of Ultraviolet Light With Color Changing-Beads

We can’t see ultraviolet rays, but kids learn they’re there with these special beads. Make bracelets or necklaces while the beads are white, and then wear them outside. The ultraviolet-sensitive pigment changes the beads from white to the assorted colors of blue, green, orange, purple, red, and yellow, even on a cloudy day! Your young scientists will learn that UV light is all around them, even when they can’t see it. Bring the beads inside and they will revert back to white since they are no longer exposed to UV rays. The beads will change over and over again without fading.

What does it teach?
UV Color Changing Beads harness the power of ultraviolet rays to change colors right before your eyes. Use the beads to teach kids about the ultraviolet radiation and the care that needs to be taken to prevent the damage it may cause. Ultraviolet (UV) light is the invisible radiation that will give you a sunburn and injure your eyes if you’re not careful.

Turn the UV beads into a cool science experiment
To turn the UV beads into a science fair project, you have to change something (identify a variable), run some more tests, and make some comparisons. Find several different types of medicine bottles and test to see which one is the most effective in blocking the the beads from the damaging UV rays. Other ideas are to examine the UV-blocking powers of different sunglasses, and to test different sunscreens by placing the beads in a zipper-lock bag and covering the bag in sunscreen.

Remember, you have to keep all other factors the same. Use the same light sources and the same number of beads. There are many ways to use UV Beads for a science fair project. We have written up a sample science fair experiment called The Sunscreen Factor that walks you through a project step-by-step. If you are interested in a simple, straightforward, and quick science fair project, be sure to check it out. It doesn’t do the work for you… you wouldn’t want that anyway, right? It does give you a template to follow to ensure that you use the scientific method, control your variables, and document your discoveries.

They Really Are a Sun Science Must-Have!
UV Color Changing Beads are the perfect tool for testing sunscreen and sunglasses, or creating beautiful crafts of art using the science of the sun. It’s no surprise that these special beads are hugely popular with both science teachers and summer camp leaders… there is just nothing like them!

Do the Beads Fade Over Time?
After we left the beads out for the entire day and brought them inside, they returned to white.
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Colorations® Black Beading Elastic - 100 Yards_0

Colorations® Black Beading Elastic - 100 Yards

Product Overview

An essential element for beading projects! Beginners will be delighted with how easy the black elastic material is to knot and handle when crafting. Elastic is 1/16" thick and will fit most beads. Make necklaces and bracelets as take-home souvenirs at your child's next birthday or as inside entertainment on a rainy day. Overall a super-duper value. Ideal for holiday and summer crafting.
  • IDEAL FOR BEADING: The thick, easy to use cord is perfect for beading as it fits most beads. It is easy to handle and tie.
  • GREAT FOR PROJECTS: This elastic cord has a variety of uses; threads with beads,hanging, tying, crafting, and more.
  • BETTER THAN FISHING LINE: This cord is thicker than most fishing line, and it is much easier to handle. Perfect for kids to use, and safer.
  • THICK AND EASY TO USE: The thickness of the elastic cord is perfect for tying knots and beading, along with other craft projects.
  • YARDS OF FUN: This spool contains 100 yards (300 feet) of elastic cord so you will have plenty for all of your projects.
An essential element for beading projects! Beginners will be delighted with how easy the black elastic material is to knot and handle when crafting. Elastic is 1/16" thick and will fit most beads. Make necklaces and bracelets as take-home souvenirs at your child's next birthday or as inside entertainment on a rainy day. Overall a super-duper value. Ideal for holiday and summer crafting.
  • IDEAL FOR BEADING: The thick, easy to use cord is perfect for beading as it fits most beads. It is easy to handle and tie.
  • GREAT FOR PROJECTS: This elastic cord has a variety of uses; threads with beads,hanging, tying, crafting, and more.
  • BETTER THAN FISHING LINE: This cord is thicker than most fishing line, and it is much easier to handle. Perfect for kids to use, and safer.
  • THICK AND EASY TO USE: The thickness of the elastic cord is perfect for tying knots and beading, along with other craft projects.
  • YARDS OF FUN: This spool contains 100 yards (300 feet) of elastic cord so you will have plenty for all of your projects.
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