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Will I Get a Sunburn on a Cloudy Day? Testing the Power of the Sun with Energy Beads

By Blog Editor: Susan Wells My girls hate applying sunscreen in the summer. It's their least favorite activity of all time. Headed to the park? Apply sunscreen. Headed to the pool? Apply sunscreen. Headed out on a bike? Apply sunscreen. MOM!!! They…
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UV Bead Necklaces - Cute, Fun and a Reminder of Sun Dangers

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Our customers are always coming up with unique and creative uses for our science toy products. Marilyn Daggett from Arizona designed duck necklaces with sun energy beads to trade on an upcoming Quacker Factory cruise…

UV Beads Used in South Africa to Teach Dangers of Sun Exposure

South Africa has the highest rate of skin cancer in Africa and is second to Australia in the world skin cancer rates. The Human Alliance for Cancer Awareness (HACA) is working to create clubs in South African high schools to improve students’…

UV Beads Help Students Understand the Importance of Sunscreen

You might have seen t-shirts or special jewelry (beads) that changes color in sunlight. UV Beads look like ordinary white beads used to make a craft project, but embedded in the plastic is a special pigment that changes color when exposed to…