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Students explore the effects of ultraviolet light on Lumbriculus. They expose ultraviolet light to Lumbriculus (worm) and determine the lethal exposure time. They examine the worm and record their observations.
In this plasmasphere instructional activity, learners read about the dilute region of gases 10,000 kilometers above the Earth where atoms are ionized. Students use a photograph taken by the IMAGE EUV instrument to answer 3 questions about the plasmasphere. They find the scale of the image and determine if the orbits of the International Space Station, the Global Positioning Satellite and GEO satellites are in the plasmasphere.
First graders complete sunlight and solar effects activities to learn about light and its power. In this solar activity lesson, 1st graders complete a sunscreen test activity, a light test, a black light test, a cloudy test, a sunglasses activity, a UV filters activity, and a UV bead bracelet activity to learn about light and its effects.
Fifth graders conclude that each color of the spectrum has a different amount of thermal energy by measuring temperature with a thermometer. They infer that there is an invisible band of the spectrum by measuring temperature beyond the visible light.
Students discover solar energy beads and learn about ultraviolet light. In this solar energy activity, students learn about solar energy beads, ultraviolet light, and UV radiation dangers. Students experiment with the beads to identify.
A few slides at the beginning of the presentation give the definition of ultraviolet light and some important dates in its research. The role of ozone in protecting Earth from excessive radiation is mentioned. Practical applications of UV light are explored. A teacher would probably find this PowerPoint useful, but would have to prepare notes to support it.
High schoolers realize the importance of organisms as standards of measurement and experimentation.The first lab is a simple survival curve that demonstrates the effects of UV light on cells. The second lab looks at repair mechanisms of the DNA molecule from visible light. The third lab uses yeast as a measurement tool to test the effectiveness of sunscreens.
High schoolers accurately measure the relationship between radiation dose and either survival or some genetic event such as mutation or recombination. They investigate the damage that was done to the DNA molecule as a result of exposure to radiation. Students investigate the effectiveness of sunscreens.
Students explore the concept that not all light is visible to the human eye. Although UV light is not visible, it can still be harmful, causing sunburns or skin cancer. They use special beads to detect UV light around the school. Students then conduct an experiment to determine what types of materials are best for blocking UV light on Earth, as well as in space.
Students investigate the concept of skin cancer and its relation to using tanning beds that expose people to artificial ultraviolet rays. They research the effects and look for ways to prevent the onset of skin cancer from the information obtained. They compose public service announcements with the results of the research to discourage the use of tanning beds.
Learners explore the properties of light. In this light lesson plan, students investigate visible light by viewing a website, examining an electromagnetic spectrum chart, and observing light demonstrations. Learners write about their observations in a science journal.
First graders identify the sun as a source of heat and light. They identify features of houses that help keep use sheltered and comfortable throughout daily and seasonal cycles. Students are told that summer is the best season to derive the most solar power.
Middle-school meteorologists absorb information about ultraviolet radiaton and consider the ozone layer. The book that learners are supposed to refer to is not available, so you might want to locate some graphics or posters detailing the atmospheric layers. What is left here is the information that you will want to present to your class about ozone action and how it protects us from ultraviolet radiation.
Students investigate materials that emit light. In this deep ocean lesson, students compare and contrast materials that emit light under certain conditions and infer the light-producing process. They explain three ways this evidence is used to study deep-sea organisms.
High schoolers examine the properties of different materials used to make paper money. They design their own bill and share it with the class. They also watch a video clip and read an article about making money and how it affects the economy.
Students investigate the effects of UV light and ozone on plant and bacteria growth. In this ultraviolet light and ozone lesson plan, students grow bean and mustard greens to study the effects of UV light and ozone on the plant growth. They also grow E. Coli cells and expose them to the UV light as well.
In this glow-in-the-dark instructional activity, students read about substances that phosphor and their characteristics. Students also read about photo luminescence and glow-in-the-dark toys. They answer 6 questions about the light emitted by glow-in-the-dark toys, the intensity of the light and the length of exposure to light needed for toys to glow-in-the-dark.
Learners explore the concept of beneficial microorganisms. In this microorganisms lesson, students observe different bacteria found in organisms  Learners discuss and describe three ways that microorganisms benefit humans. 
Young scholars investigate radiant energy. In this earth science lesson, students use solar beads and clear sunscreen to observe radiant solar energy. Young scholars note observations.
Fourth graders visualize firsthand the importance of proper handwashing by using Glo-Germ - an assimilated germ source, varying temperatures of water and length of washing time as observed under a dark light.

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