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  • 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 Referencing Hub articles
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