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 about photoluminescence.

The resource is an PDF article that explains photoluminescence which is 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