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UV Protection and Clothing Color

UV Protection and Clothing Color | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you ever wonder how much UV radiation you're exposed to when you're outside? In this science project, you'll find out how the color of your clothing affects the amount of UV radiation you're exposed to.


The hypothesis is that light colored clothing will provide better protection from UV light.

Method & Materials

You will measure the UV index outside and inside a glass aquarium covered with different colored clothing.
You will need a black, blue, red, and white cotton cloth, a UV meter, and a glass aquarium.


The experiment showed that the black and blue cloth were effective at blocking off most UV radiation while the white cloth was the least effective.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it shows how the color of clothing can affect the amount of UV radiation you're exposed to.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include using different types of clothing like nylon or polyester, or using other colored clothing like grey, green, etc.

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