Little Scientist experiments: Nancy B’s Black Light Illuminator & Nature’s Mysteries Journal
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- Published on Monday, 27 July 2015 11:05
- Last Updated on 17 July 2015
- Monica Costa
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Over the years London Mums very own little scientist Diego has made lots of progress learning about science, including biology and physics by practical experiments which we have featured in the past. He will soon be 9 and his interest in science is now more developed and requires more advanced kits to satisfy his curiosity. The best for him at this stage is Nancy B’s Science Club Black Light Illuminator & Nature’s Mysteries Journal. This is essentially a science activity kit that helps little scientists observe rocks, insects, and flowers that glow under black light.
Nancy B is a scientist who has produced a lot of educational material for children who want to learn science in a practical way.
In this kit made by Learning Resources, she teaches how to make gelatin that glows, how to detect counterfeit money, encrypt invisible codes (to the human eye) and ciphers, among other things. This kit supports STEM learning and encourages scientific exploration. It includes 22-page activity journal and black light illuminator invisible ink pen to write secret messages.
In this video you can see how Diego used the kit for his hands-on forensic experiments.
The kit includes a black light illuminator with 3 LED black lights, a black light pen and a 22-Page activity journal full of black light experiments.
The journal contains a lot of fun investigations Diego could do using the black light, for example learning more about household items, rocks and minerals, paper money, clothes, toys such as Lego bricks etc. After gathering these items, Diego recorded his findings in the journal. One of Diego’s favourite discovery was that some of his minerals are so flourescent and glow so so strong under the black light illuminator that in the dark (under the black light) they look like completely different rocks.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums