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UV Color Changing Nail Polish NGSS

  • Clear to Rose UV Nail Polish
    Clear to Rose UV Nail Polish
    Item #: NP-530
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  • Not available for international or Air shipments.
  • Silver Glitter to Gold Glitter UV Nail Polish
    Item #: NP-540
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  • Not available for international or Air shipments.
  • Pink Pearl to Cranberry UV Nail Polish
    Pink Pearl to Cranberry UV Nail Polish
    Item #: NP-560
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  • Not available for international or Air shipments.
  • 3-Pack Assorted UV Nail Polish
    3-Pack Assorted UV Nail Polish
    Item #: NP-585
  • Colors subject to availability
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  • Not available for international or Air shipments.
When exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun (or other long-wave UV source), UV nail polish changes color!

Description

When exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun (or other long-wave UV source), UV nail polish changes color! The change is reversible. When the UV Nail Polish is removed from sunlight, it returns to its original color! Although the product is great for nails, it can just as easily be painted on an index card or acetate to make an ultraviolet light detector that can be used for testing the effectiveness of sunscreen lotion or any other UV filter. We suggest more than one coat for the best color. 0.25 oz bottle

Nail Polish is not available for International Shipping or shipping by Air. It will be removed from any International orders. Shipments by Express Services will be reassigned to UPS Ground.

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10 reviews
Wonderful!
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I love this. It shows obvious change and will be great during my emission spectra lessons (not to mention for adding to my nerd-girl status)
Anne Huntress

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UV detectors!
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This worked great and both boys and girls used them. The boys used the clear and it was so fun to watch it change back and forth. It also was a hit with the girls. The sparkle was not as good as the other two, it took quite a few coats on that one.
Dawn Addleman

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Glitter Doesn't Work
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We tried the glitter variety. Didn't work. Wrote to tell them; they said it takes three coats. Didn't take the time to try that. It states no where that it takes three coats. How on earth would I have time to paint three coats on something in the classroom? Even if I painted 3 coats at home - would take too long. Plus fumes are very noxious. Very disappointed.
Molly

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LOVE IT
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This nail polish was super easy to apply and dried in only about 5 minutes. It responded almost instantly in the sun, but was clear inside (like advertised) and I was able to wear it on stage without it being distracting. I highly recommend this nail polish.
Amanda Flicop

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A Snazzy UV Indicator
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The "clear-to-rose" UV color-change nail polish worked perfectly! We used it with a UV-blocking "top coat" polish as part of a science project, and it worked very well!
Chris Mentrek

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Unique polish
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Very unique nail polish. Goes on clear and stays clear while inside, and turns a nice rose shade when you go outside.
Michelle

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Loved It!
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212 5th graders can't be wrong - fantastic product!
RMH Foundation

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Fun Product
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This was a fun surprise for my girls. It is truly clear and turns a pretty, dark rose color tint in full sun. It does chip & peel fairly easily, but kids do wear polish pretty hard and I actually prefer to not have to use nail polish remover on little ones.
MomToThree

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UV Nail Polish
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The UV nail polish is a fun product that noticeably changes color in the presence of ultraviolet light. In addition to wearing it (even the guys couldn't resist!), my students painted color swatches on index cards, then compared the effectiveness of their personal sunscreen and sunglasses. This is a fun end of the year learning activity, when kids have sun and vacation on their minds...
Paula

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The girls loved it!
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My girls painted their nails with this stuff and they loved it. They did some great experimentation too. Everytime they have friends over they want to paint their nails, it is great to add some science to that experience.
Jennifer Leimberer

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

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/PS4.B

Electromagnetic Radiation

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 these UV Nail Polish to conduct investigations about technological devices use the principles of wave behavior and wave interactions with matter to transmit and capture energy.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

Use with the UV Flashlight (UV-644) for classroom demonstrations.

* 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.

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