This nine-bulb LED flashlight emits long wave ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 385 nm. It is powerful enough to make gems and minerals fluoresce even in normal room lighting. It quickly changes the color of our UV detecting beads (UV-AST). Comes with a black filter to block much of the white (visible) light.
This flashlight reveals special fluorescent markings on US paper currency $5 or greater, markings on credit cards, and security features of driver's licenses. Great for detecting repairs in the home, as most glue and caulking compounds fluoresce brightly. Loan it to a student overnight and see what they discover! Made of super sturdy aircraft aluminum, these lights were built for rugged field use by prospectors... so it will easily stand up to classroom use. The flashlight comes ready to use with 3 AAA batteries and a convenient nylon holder to carry on a belt. (9 cm / 3.5")
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This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s) MS-PS4-1
| Elementary || || Middle School || || High School |
| 1-PS4-2 |
Students can conduct investigations showing evidence of illumination from an external source such as the Sun. DCI/1-PS4.B Electromagnetic Radiation
Objects can be seen only when light is available to illuminate them.
| || MS-PS4-1 |
Students can conduct investigations showing evidence that the amplitude of a wave is related to the energy in a wave. MS-PS4-2
Students can use this tool to develop and use a model to describe how waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
| || HS-PS4-5 |
Students can use this flashlight to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy. HS-PS4-3
Students can use the UV Flashlight to evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described by a wave model. HS-PS4-4
Students can explore the idea that different frequencies of light have different energies, and the damage to living tissue from electromagnetic radiation depends on the energy of the radiation.
Students can use this UV flashlight in classroom experiments along with UV Beads, UV Nail Polish or other Ultra-Violet products.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.