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Making UV-Sensitive Paper—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6155

Price: $26.10

With the Making UV-Sensitive Paper Chemistry Laboratory Kit, students make sheets of photosensitive paper by dipping porous paper in different iron salt solutions. Students develop images by exposing the paper to UV light from the sun.

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Bring practical applications to your lesson on spectroscopy, light or ultraviolet radiation with a lab that mimics aspects of the photographic process. Students will make their own sheets of photosensitive (also called blueprint) paper in the laboratory by dipping porous paper in two different iron salt solutions. Students will then develop images of their choice by exposing the treated paper to ultraviolet light from the sun. Background information, detailed procedure and all necessary photographic chemicals to make 100 “photographs” or images are included in the kit.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Opaque or translucent “nonmetallic” objects are needed to make the images.