Materials: Internet; printer; a sunny day; 20 UV beads; the following materials are provided in the mission pack to go along with the worksheet. If you are doing this activity without a mission pack, you are welcome to use other materials you have around the house: 2 zip close plastic bags, 2 paper cups, 2 clear plastic cups, 2 colored plastic cups, 2 rubber bands or tape (optional), 2 Styrofoam cups, 1 piece of cotton fabric, 1 square of colored cellophane, 1 square of aluminum fabric, 1 paper envelope, 1 paper bag, 3 pipe cleaners (optional to make a bracelet or window art with the UV beads after activity).
Activity Description: Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can hard your skin and cause skin damage or cancer. On Earth, the atmosphere provides us some protection from UV radiation. When astronauts travel to space, they will no longer have that protection. In this activity, you will test different materials using this worksheet to see if they are a good UV radiation shield using the sun and UV sensitive beads.
Submission details: Email or text activity worksheet answers (both pages) to Ms. Holmes.