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Students learn about how blacklights can make materials glow through hands on experiments!
Topics Covered Include:
Science Behind Ultraviolet Light
What Is Fluorescence? · How Does It Make Things Glow? · What Substances React Best? · And Lots of Science Fun!
Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark is happy to offer an exciting STEM field trip opportunity in the Pittsburgh area for grades 2-6 centered around the effect ultraviolet light has on materials like paint, fabric, plastic, carpeting, and so much more! By using UV bulbs that emit harmless, highly energetic, and invisible light certain substances, like the paint on our walls, can absorb and re-emit it at a different wavelength, making the light visible and giving the paint the appearance of it glowing. This is called fluorescence, and this process helps materials glow, and the brighter the neon is, the better the chance the colors will glow.
Each participant will be taking part in multiple fun hands-on activities throughout the park, in groups, to teach them more about the science behind ultraviolet light. For one of these activities, kids are given a coloring sheet featuring our mascot Slippy. The challenge is to make him glow as much as possible! There are a variety of tools given to make this happen, such as crayons, markers, and highlighters. It is up to you to decide which colors or tools to use to make Slippy as bright as possible. Not every tool will glow, so it is important to pay attention to which items have the most fluorescence. To see which one glows the most, we turn off the overhead lights and activate the UV lights!
Slide Into Science At Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark!
To schedule your trip or to find out more information, please call us at 412-364-9400.
We’ll take care of everything- sit back and relax or you might even find that you want to see what Fun Slides are all about too!
Fun Slides is a great group activity and a good way to get kids up and moving. We offer discounts for groups of 15 or more with advanced reservations.
Private Groups, Parties, and Field Trips
We also open Monday-Friday (days and evenings) for private groups, parties, and field trips by reservation. Call us to schedule your next group event! 412-364-9400
Sensory Friendly and Groups with Disabilities
Carpet Skating is great for both children and adults with disabilities and rehabilitation needs. They have been used as tools by Special Needs Teachers, Pediatric Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Adaptive Physical Education Teachers. Carpet Skates have benefited people with the following disabilities: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, and people re-learning how to walk or work on stability.
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Food and Snacks
Pizza, subs, salads, wings, soft pretzels, candy, soda, water available for purchase
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