As the Sun Burns (Part One)
"As the Sun Burns" will discuss the affects of the invisible ultra-violet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. These are the rays that cause our skin to burn and affect global warming. Paul's guest experts are a Solar Scientist an Opthamologist, and a Dermatologist who will explain the affects of these rays and how we can best protect ourselves. The classroom activities provide an exciting level of investigation using (inexpensive to order) UV sensitive beads. The investigations test the beads with various levels of sunscreen protection, and can test the quality of UV protecting sunglasses. Surprises await when using the beads on cloudy days.
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Astronomy, Biological And Life Sciences, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Space Sciences, Technology
Curriculum support, Event
NASA Ames Research Center