Absorbing the Rays

Using UV beads as detectors, the ability of sunglasses to protect the eyes from UV radiation from the Sun is tested.

Grades covered: 1 through 12
Curriculum Topics: Electromagnetic Spectrum, Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation, UV Protection


Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Categories include:
  • Physical Science
  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
Tags: Matter, Waves, Light
Subjects covered: ["Earth\/Space Science","Physical Science"]