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Invisible Sunblock


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Invisible Sunblock

This is a hands-on activity exploring how nanoscale particles are used in mineral sunblocks to increase their transparency. Learners compare nano and non-nano sunblocks to a visual representation of the effect of particle size on visibility.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • States of Matter
      • Solids
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Light and Optics
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Formulating Explanations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation, ESI-0532536

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