UV Light Experiment Projects

When many people think of UV lights or black lights, they think of posters in college dorm rooms, or spooky Halloween displays. Ultraviolet light, however, is an important subject of scientific study. Occupying the segment of the electromagnetic wavelength spectrum between 10 nm and 400 nm, Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye. UV lights are often referred to as "black" lights because of this. We have many fun and instructional examples of the power of ultraviolet light. From Spy Pens to our always popular Ultraviolet Detecting Beads and Fluorescent Minerals, these fantastic products can also be integrated into activities with our selection of UV lights.
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  • The PhoTOP

    The PhoTOP

    Shine a light on this spinning disc to make spiral patterns and more!
    $19.95
  • 18 inch LED Ultraviolet Light

    18 inch LED Ultraviolet Light

    Now you can experiment on a rainy day! Available with or without stand.
    $25.95–$61.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Green

    UV Beads, Change to Green

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    Turn green in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • Glow-Bright Concentrate

    Glow-Bright Concentrate

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    Make over two gallons of liquid that fluoresces under UV light.
    $2.95
  • 6-inch Portable UV Light

    6-inch Portable UV Light

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    Perfect for demonstrating fluorescence of minerals and more.
    $11.95
  • UV Color Changing Nail Polish

    UV Color Changing Nail Polish

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    Changes color in UV light from the Sun (or other long-wave UV source).
    $6.95
  • Extra Long Pipe Cleaners

    Extra Long Pipe Cleaners

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    An affordable way to string your beads. 12 in. long. 100 per package.
    $3.95
  • UV Outside Detector

    UV Outside Detector

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    Not sure if you're getting too much sun? Use this handy detector.
    $3.50–$249.95
  • UV Bead Bracelet / Necklace Making Kit

    UV Bead Bracelet / Necklace Making Kit

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    Contains 25 assorted UV-Beads and 1 yard of rawhide.
    $5.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Purple

    UV Beads, Change to Purple

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    Turn purple in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Blue

    UV Beads, Change to Blue

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    Turn blue in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Orange

    UV Beads, Change to Orange

    Turn orange in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Yellow

    UV Beads, Change to Yellow

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    Turn yellow in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • Rawhide

    Rawhide

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    Our rawhide is perfect for stringing ultraviolet detecting bead bracelets.
    $1.00–$19.95
  • UV Filter Set

    UV Filter Set

    Set of two plastic disks; one absorbs UV-A Light, the other doesn't.
    $17.95
  • UV Beads, Change to Red

    UV Beads, Change to Red

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    Turn red in ultraviolet light from the Sun or other UV sources.
    $6.95
  • Nature Print Paper

    Nature Print Paper

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    Light-sensitive paper that exposes in direct sunlight.
    $6.95–$14.95
  • Ultraviolet Detecting Beads

    Ultraviolet Detecting Beads

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    Watch white beads change to bright colors when taken outside!
    $6.95–$324.95
  • Spy Pen - Invisible Ink Pen

    Spy Pen - Invisible Ink Pen

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    Mark unknown samples in the laboratory using invisible ink.
    $7.95
  • Long Wave UV Flashlight

    Long Wave UV Flashlight

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    Powerful enough to make minerals fluoresce in normal lighting.
    $39.95
  • Fluorescent Mineral Set

    Fluorescent Mineral Set

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    An uncommon and totally cool addition to any mineral unit.
    $14.25
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Pigment

    Glow-in-the-Dark Pigment

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    The pigment can be activated by just about any light source!
    $5.50–$42.95
  • Phosphorescent Vinyl Sheets

    Phosphorescent Vinyl Sheets

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    This material absorbs light and slowly emits it over a few minutes.
    $11.95
  • Write & See Squares

    Write & See Squares

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    Teach Albert Einstein's Photoelectric effect!!!
    $18.75