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66 resources with the concept ultraviolet light

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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do scientists do when their observations don't match the theory? An interesting video introduces the ultraviolet catastrophe as part of a larger series covering physics concepts. Starting with ultraviolet light and ending with...
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What Happens When Your DNA Is Damaged?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that your DNA can be damaged tens of thousands of times per day? Learn about the ways that damage to just one strand of your DNA can be fixed, or in extreme examples, result in genetic mutation such as cancer. 
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How to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that at any one moment in the United States, millions of dollars in circulation could actually be fake? Build commerce and chemistry acumen, and discover the tools needed to spot counterfeit currency.
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It's All About Vitamins

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The fascinating topic of human skin color is examined in this article from Muse magazine. It highlights a study done by a pair of scientists on the relationships among strength of sunlight, vitamins, and melanin in the skin. The results...
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Solar-Powered Prints

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Combine art and science with this fabulous lesson plan where your class will create solar-powered artwork! They will create a cyanotype, using photo-sensitive paper, sun, and water. A list of necessary materials is provided.
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2018 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
While the AP Physics 2 test maintains the reputation for one of the most difficult AP exams, scholars feel better prepared after practicing free-response questions on currents, conservation of energy, and displacement. The College Board...
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How UV Causes Cancer and Aging

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As the rates of skin cancer rise to become the most common type of cancer in the United States, scientists directly relate sunscreen usage to skin cancer prevention. Doctors research exactly how ultraviolet light changes cells. Viewers...
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The World in UV

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The sky appears blue, but why? Humans see the world through the visible light spectrum, but the light spectrum is much larger than what the eye sees. Camera lenses allow people to view the world in ultraviolet, and the changes might...
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Multi-Wavelength Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a look at astronomy through the light lens. From radio to gamma, light waves exist in every corner of the universe. An enlightening PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the different categories of light and then discusses...
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Science of Laser Hair Removal in SLOW MOTION

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Lasers attack hair cells from the outside in. Young scholars observe a laser hair treatment in slow motion. They watch as the pulses of the laser destroy the external hair. The Veritasium instructor then describes the process happening...
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How We Get Our Skin Color

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is our skin color determined only by genetics? Explore skin science through a video and related interactive. Young biologists discover the cells of the epidermis, how melanin is made, and the factors that influence the outward appearance...
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Hiding Behind the Mask

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Microchips are a man-made wonder. Investigate the manufacturing wonder with a hands-on inquiry-based lesson. Scholars simulate the process of pattern transfer using photoresist. Their conclusion identifies how their process replicates...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What can the electromagnetic spectrum tell us about the sun? As it turns out, quite a bit! See the sun in a whole new light with a video from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. The narrator describes the electromagnetic spectrum in terms of visible...
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This Crystal Can Split Light Particles

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Can photons be split? It appears that way! Observe as one photon becomes two during a video from an informative physics playlist. The resource examines the nature of photons, how the crystals can help increase or decrease the number of...
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Would You Get a Sunburn on Mars?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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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Eclipse Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Ever made solar s'mores? Or recreated the solar system using peanuts? Astronomers young and old investigate all things solar using a variety of activities. Explore how the sun works, types of light it emits, and methods of charting the...
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Light

For Students 6th - 12th
All this talk about seeing the light... but, what is it, and how do we see it? Science students learn the basics of the nature of light in a narrated video that discusses concepts such as how light behaves, the electromagnetic spectrum,...
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How Far Can Legolas See?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Legolas counts the number of riders on steeds at a distance of five leagues away, including knowing their colors and height, in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. A video researches this possibility by starting with the assumption that...
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The Origin of Quantum Mechanics (feat. Neil Turok)

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you get the most light out of a light bulb? That's the task Max Planck took on, and it turned out to be rather...enlightening! The illustrated video introduces physics scholars to Planck's plight, which ultimately changed our...
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9 Weird Ways Animals See the World

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chiton are mollusks that have no face, but have many eyes made from a component found in limestone. Here is a video that introduces nine ways animals see the world, including through rock eyes like chiton. Viewers learn about a vision...
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How Effective is Your Sunscreen?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Protect skin from UV radiation! Groups design and conduct an experiment to test the effectiveness of UV safety products. The groups collect the data from the experiment and prepare a lab report. In the second day of the activity,...
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Skin and the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Though UV radiation can damage skin, it isn't all bad. The third installment in a six-part series allows the class to study the structure and function of skin. They learn about the different types of skin cancer and the SPF rating...
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Electromagnetic Radiation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How can nanoparticles be used in the battle against skin cancer. Class members take on the question as they gather information about electromagnetic radiation, specifically ultraviolet radiation. Pupils learn about the mathematical...
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Thirsty for Gold

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the last portion of the six-part unit, teams perform an experiment with gold nanoparticles to determine which sport drink has the most electrolytes. The nanoparticles are used as chemical sensors and fluoresce in different wavelengths...