The NJACS Younger Chemists Committee celebrated the International Year of Chemistry 2011 with a learning booth at the Rutgers Day 2011 festival, presenting interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages focussing on UV.
Children made their own UV detecting bracelet using UV-sensitive beads. When exposed to sunlight these beads take on a dazzling array of colors. With some simple experiments, families also learned how to test the power of UV rays, and how sunscreen protects you from UV over-exposure. This was a great opportunity for families to experience and enjoy science, while building awareness of the dangers of excessive sun exposure and learning how to protect your skin.
NJACS YCC participates annually at Rutgers Day. Everything is free!
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Venue: Wright-Rieman Labs, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers New Brunswick – Busch Campus, 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Free Admission. Parking on campus lots is free on Rutgers Day.
Rain or Shine!