Scope on Safety: Black lights—Don’t be in the dark

by: Ken Roy

Some middle school science teachers take advantage of black light technology phenomena and fluorescent materials in classroom demonstrations and laboratory investigations. Should they be concerned about students working with or being exposed to this area of the spectrum and if so, what safety precautions should be addressed? This month’s column provides the answers to these questions by providing some guidelines when working with black lights.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2011Stock # ss11_034_05_70Volume 034Issue 05

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