- A science fair project is an activity that integrates almost every skill children have been taught.
- Participating in science fair projects helps develop a feeling of confidence and competence among students, and fosters a spirit of scientific inquiry.
- A science fair project is an experience that can be challenging and self-validating.
- Many science fairs offer cash prizes, which can be a significant incentive for some people.
- Some of those kids (maybe yours someday) qualify for the international competition at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
In this article we are going to give a simple science project. Kids will be able to understand science, concentrate over work, hard work to find facts and most importantly we say is Enjoy Science!
Make Glowing WaterMake glowing water with the help of a black light in this fun science experiment for kids.Tonic water doesn’t look very strange under normal light but what happens when you look at it under a black light? Does the dye from a highlighter pen do the same thing? Find out what happens and why it happens with this cool experiment that you can do at home.
Items that you will needA black light (you can find them at places like Walmart and hardware stores, as well as online stores like Amazon).Tonic water or a highlighter pen.A dark room to do the experiment.
Instructions:If you are using a highlighter pen carefully break it open, remove the felt and soak it in a small amount of water for a few minutes.Find a dark room.Turn on the black light near your water, how does it look?
What’s happening?The ultra violet (UV) light coming from your black light lamp excites things called phosphors. Tonic water and the dye from highlighter pens contain phosphors that turn UV light (light we can’t see) into visible light (light we can see). That’s why your water glows in the dark when you shine a black light on it.Your water glowed under the black light because it contained phosphors. If you used a highlighter pen then the UV light reacted with phosphors in the dye. If you used tonic water then the UV light reacted with phosphors in a chemical used in tonic water called quinineBlack lights are used in forensic science, artistic performances, photography, authentication of banknotes and antiques, and in many other areas