In this activity, students use UV beads to investigate the intensity of UV rays in a range of different situations.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain that UV rays come from the Sun and can cause sunburn
  • demonstrate (through the use of UV beads) that various objects can block UV rays – either partially or completely.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.
    Published 29 July 2008, Updated 1 March 2013