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Special Frisbees Detect Ultraviolet Radiation
This experiment helps students understand that ultraviolet (UV) radiation is present in natural outdoor light and that the intensity of the light varies with season and time of day. After completing this activity, students will be able to demonstrate that UV radiation can be blocked or filtered by various substances. The page contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details on materials and preparation, procedure, suggested extensions, assessment ideas, modifications for alternative learners, special notes, and an example lab report format.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-610
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • C - Life science:
        • Organisms and environments
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Populations, resources, environments
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research