Complete with a portable ultraviolet light, the Glow Rocks Fluorescent Mineral Science Kit contains six rare fluorescent minerals. When the UV light is pointed at the rocks in the dark, they will each glow a different fluorescent color allowing children to compare and contrast the unique properties of each amazing mineral! Since rocks are not the only things with the ability to glow under a UV light, the adventure manual describes the modern day importance of using ultraviolet light in other areas, such as criminology. Children are also given ten cool experiments in which they can use their portable black light to uncover the fluorescent properties of objects or the UV blocking properties of items like sunglasses and sunblock.
The geology kit's engaging full-color manual introduces children to the science behind glowing rocks. Its introduction explains what properties in fluorescent minerals cause them to glow under ultraviolet light, while children will be fascinated to read about UV light and see where it is on the electromagnetic spectrum. An included mineral identification guide will help children to match their glowing rocks to the seven amazing photographs and descriptions of fluorescent minerals in the book. Not only will children have fun making the six rare minerals included in the kit start glowing in the dark, but they will also learn how to search for and collect more glowing rocks to add to their growing collection!
The Glow Rocks Science Kit Has the Following Fluorescent Features:
Ages 6 and Up