This Colour Changing Bracelet Kit is part of Science2Life’s ‘Science iT!’ Programmes
Our Science iT! activities take everyday life objects, toys and knick-knacks and turns them into fun, innovative science projects.
In this activity Scientific Sue uses the ‘magical’ properties of the acrylic beads to create jewellery which lets you know when you are in the presence of UV light!
- 100 UV mixed colour changing / glow in the dark pony beads 8 mm x 6 mm
- 3 Scroubidou Strings (100 cm)
- 1 piece of soft cord (100 cm)
- 1 UV light pen
- Small tub
Indoors they are coloured dull white but will change into coloured beads (green, yellow, pink, blue or purple) once you expose them to sunlight or ultraviolet (UV) light.
Please note: the colour brightness of the beads is dependent on the strength of the UV/sun light and therefore they may not change as well on overcast or dull days.
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The beads can be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of UV protection in sunglasses, during sun cream experiments or in Science2Life’s Mysterious Microbes Workshop.
Skin burning ultraviolet (UV) light can be revealed using these simple, white beads. Coat the beads with the sun screen you are using. If the beads change colour when exposed to UV light you will know the effectiveness of your sunscreen!
- Change colour when exposed to sun or UV light
- Comes with 2 threading strings so that you can start your jewellery making immediately!
- Perfect for making bracelets, necklaces and other wearable craft items.
- Adult supervision is always advised
Research companies use these beads for testing the effects of sun cream and whether it’s able to protect skin from the UV rays. You can use them for research too!
They will change colour backwards and forwards many times. Test the ability of your sunglasses to block out ultraviolet light by covering a few beads with the lens of your sunglasses, if the beads do not change colour, your sunglasses block out harmful ultraviolet light from your eyes. If the beads change colour change your sun glasses!!
Test a variety of glass and plastic materials to determine which materials block out UV light.
This activity is a fun way to make sure your children are protected from the UV rays during the summer sun.
Continuous exposure to UV rays’ overtime will compromise the colour changing properties. The contact of sunscreen products on the beads can also impact on the colour changing pigments of the beads.
Warning: Keep away from small children and pets – choking hazard.
Science2Life’s Science iT! activities and programmes
Children love to be engaged in learning, especially through interactive projects that they can really get involved and be hands on with.
Science2Life’s Science iT! activities and programmes are part of our STEAM Academy. The activities use everyday life objects, toys and knick-knacks and turns them into fun, innovative, hands-on experiences designed to encourage children to:
- discover the amazing world of science and engineering
- to perform engaging activities that show how science and engineering is at work in their everyday lives
- to foster a lifelong love of science and engineering
- to give a basic grounding in scientific concepts and scientific thinking
- to increase children’s motivation to learn and
- enhance their perception, creativity and logic.
Hands-on learning is learning by doing.
Children involved in our ‘Science iT!’ activities and programmes are introduced to various STEAM learning methods and activities. Our creative programmes involve learning activities that require active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work. We all know how curious children are about the world around them and how they love using the word ‘why?’
The aim of our activities is to provide optimal learning opportunities that strategically help children grasp mathematics, engineering and science concepts.
With the inclusion of the arts component into STEM it makes it more fun to learn, and more approachable to children.
Art education allows children to learn things in a more open-ended way and make them applicable to real life.
Links to the curriculum
All of Science2Life activities can be used to entertain children – however they have been created with the curriculum in mind, so are perfect activities to generate mesmerizing examples of the topics they can be used to explore.
Plus our Science iT! activities can up scaled-up to be used in workshops within the classroom, for festival and birthday celebrations, which provide opportunities for children to collaborate on initiatives, explorations and creations.
The idea behind our Science iT! activities is to ignite children’s natural innate curiosity about the world around them (and the items in it) and to channel their enthusiasm for scientific discovery as early as possible.
Currently Science2Life have the following Science iT! activities:
- The Magical EVANESCO Spell
- The Magical AMORTENTIA Spell
- The Super Bouncing Bubble Kit
- Make your own Fossil Kit
- Colour Changing Bracelet Kit
- Pneumatic Monsters Activity
- Creative Circuits
- The Magical Wandarama
- Gone Fishing
- The Jitter Bug
Each of the above activities can be turned into a workshop programme! Interested? Give us a call!
Note: All of Science2Life’s STEAM ACADEMY shows and workshops are designed to not only motivate and fire the spirit of discovery within your children but also ignite curiosity in their minds.
For more information on our shows visit our website: https://www.science2life.com