Mission: Starlight (UV protection)
|Presented By||The Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Goal||Investigate materials which can block UV light for use in space.|
|Task||Quantify the ability of different materials to block UV light.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Your mission is to protect astronauts from the effects of harmful UV light. Experiment with different materials to discover which blocks UV light the best. Tell us about your results to receive a mission completion certificates and to unlock a secret video featuring British astronaut Tim Peake.
|How to Join||
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|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home|
|Tags||global experiment, royal chemistry society, sunblock, sunburn, suncreams, sun protection factor, titanium dioxide, ultraviolet, uv colour changing bead, uv light, zinc oxides|
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