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Colour Changing UV Wristband Experiment

Ideal for ages 4 to 13
Reception to Year 8 (P1 - S2)

These beads are white when they are indoors - but take them out in the sunlight and they change colour almost instantly.
Children get to make their own wristbands using the beads and leather cord - both of which are supplied in the kits.

Once the children have made their wristbands, they can use the colours to measure the intensity of the sunlight - and to find out how suntan creams protect us.
(The beads change colour in ultraviolet light - and it is ultraviolet light which causes our skin to tan - or burn - when we are exposed to strong sunlight.)

Different worksheets allow pupils with a wide range of ages and abilities to take part in this experiment.
Depending on age, the topics covered in this experiment include:

The dangers of sunlight in causing sunburn;

Absorption of ultraviolet light by different types of glass;

Reversible changes.

Colour Changing UV Wristbands can be purchased either:

as a kit - which contains just the colour changing beads and the leather cord,

or as an experiment - which includes detailed notes and worksheets,

UV Wristband Kit - Single   (P12)   £1.60 - contents make 1 Wristband
UV Wristband Kit - Multi   (P12M)   £12 - contents make 10 Wristbands
UV Wristband Experiment Standard Pack (Primary)   (S12)   £6
- contents make 1 Wristband
UV Wristband Experiment Standard Pack (KS3)   (K12)   £6
- contents make 1 Wristband
UV Wristband Experiment Class Pack (Primary)   (S12C)   £41
- contents make 30 Wristbands
UV Wristband Experiment Class Pack (KS3)   (K12C)   £41
- contents make 30 Wristbands
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

The Standard Pack contains:

Worksheets and Teacher Notes in a spiral bound book (so they can be easily photocopied).

Components to make 1 x UV Wristband.

The Class Pack contains:

Worksheets and Teacher Notes in a spiral bound book and on CD-ROM - so you can print as many copies as you need.

Components to make 30 x UV Wristbands.

The Wristband kits do not contain instructions or worksheets.

Note - this experiment is also included in the 9 - 11 years Science Club pack
and is one of the KS3 Instant Science packs .

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

Some assembly is required to make the Colour Changing UV Wristbands.
(Young children will need help with making them.)
Contains small parts.

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