Northleach C of E Primary School

Oak -Sunscreen Investigation

Last week we had a visit from Mrs Lewis, a science teacher from the Cotswold School. She brought some exciting resources for us to use. We were given a beaker each, then had to count out ten special beads into our beaker. We covered the beaker in cling film then spread either nothing, moisturiser or sun-cream over the clingfilm. Mrs Lewis then shone UV light from a special torch through the clingfilm onto the beads. After ten seconds, we took the clingfilm off and looked at our beads. Some had turned dark purple and pink! We had to count how many beads had changed colour. In the beakers covered in nothing or moisturiser, approximately 7 beads had changed colour. In the beakers covered in sun-cream, only 1 or 2 had changed . It was very obvious how important it is to wear sun-cream.

Oak - Sunscreen Investigation