The science behind glow in the dark toys

The science behind glow in the dark toys
Publication Date: January, 2003
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This downloadable document is an article that explains photoluminescence (created by the change of energy of electrons).

The article also suggests a series of questions that can be used by students to plan simple experiments using glow in the dark toys.

This would allow a teacher to reinforce science skills as listed in the Australian Curriculum.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Chemical Sciences > All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and... > ACSSU177
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Physical Sciences > Energy transfer through different mediums can be explained using wave and... > ACSSU182