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Keilah Stypulkoski

Carl Valdes
Will Arensmyer
Question: Will the color of clothes affect the amount of UV rays received.
Hypothesis: We think that the color of close will cause less UV rays to be present
compared with if there weren't any clothes.
Materials: Pure cotton shirts in a variety of colors, UV beads, petri dishes, sun,
list all the materials you will need for your lab
describe all your procedures
include what variables you need to control, We needed to control the
amount of sunlight the beads were exposed to, the thickness of the shirts, and the
brands of the shirts.
what you are actually testing We were testing the amount of UV rays the
beads got though certain colored shirts.
what tests you are going to conduct We are going to put the beads under
certain colored shirt for a minute and see what color they turn.
describe your control group We had one group of beads that had clothes on
them and absorbed the most amount of UV
Describe how you are going to protect your beads from receiving light from other
Data: before experiment day set up data tables for recording your data
Graph: graph your data with the independent variable on the x axis and the
dependent variable on the y axis. Decide what kind of graph will be best. Title your
graph and label your axis

UV Rays Time



Light Blue 4







Dark Blue 1


UV lab
UV radiation is a form of radiation that you cant feel or see, it has a shorter wave
length and higher energy than visible light. UV radiation affects human health both
positively and negatively. The positive part of UV rays is that it generates vitamin D.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of negatives. UV rays can cause skin cancer, cataracts,
suppression of the immune system, and premature aging of the skin. Because of this
you need to get a healthy balance of exposure to the sun. There are three types of
radiation. Type UVA and UVB reach the earth's surface, but type UVC does not.
Types UVA and UVB contribute to the health dangers above and certain
environmental impacts. The amount of UV levels that reach earth's surface vary
depending on certain factors. The ozone layer, time of day, time of year, latitude,
altitude, weather conditions, and amount reflection all contribute to the amount of UV
rays that reach earth's surface. Because UV rays are such a big public health
threat/danger, groups like EPA have made programs such as the Sun Wise
program to raise awareness.
What was the point of these labs?
The phase change we observed was that the stearic acid freezing about 2.5 degree
every 30 seconds. Energy was being released by the steric acid cooling it down.
One thing we observed in this lab was that the freezing point was about at 30
degrees Celsius. We also observed when we put the water in the beaker the acid
started freezing very fast. At the end this lab was very successful because we were

able to find stearic acids freezing point which as we already said is about 30 degrees