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what powders glow under black lights? Answered

I am wanting to show my girl scout troop how germs spread. Thought If i could find a poweder that would glow under black we could show the spread.

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gloria.sauerwein.5
gloria.sauerwein.5

5 years ago

just put it on chair arms or pens they will use and then see who has it in their hands after the project or meeting.

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OUTFOX
OUTFOX

Answer 8 years ago

I know it's been a while but this powder is non-toxic! http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/fluorescent-powder-for-infection-control

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OUTFOX
OUTFOX

8 years ago

Check out the following for germs... http://www.outfoxprevention.com/home/handwashing-kits-with-glo-germ/hand-washing-training-kits-for-infection-control

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Washing powders aka laundry detergent, but these aren't good for the skin. Zinc sulphide (sulfide) would be better if you can find some (school?) it's fairly harmless. L

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zipzapper859
zipzapper859

Answer 11 years ago

for the Zinc sulphide i think epsonsalt has some in it

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JulieBG
JulieBG

11 years ago

I LOVE glow in the dark science!! You could use zinc sulfide which is a glow in the dark powder that is found in craft stores or here (http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/1586), but if you were really looking to do a demonstration about germs, there is a lotion made specially for that activity. It is called GloGerm and you can find it here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/glo-germ-lotion Best of luck to you and your scouts!!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Answer 11 years ago

Does bleach really glow under blacklight?

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11010010110
11010010110

Answer 11 years ago

oops i meant the white powder you use in the washing machine - not the liquid stuff

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Answer 11 years ago

Ahh...

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NobodyInParticular
NobodyInParticular

11 years ago

This glow in the dark powder should be effective and cheap, especially when mixed with some mineral oil (sold near the laxatives).

But why not use containers of nutrient gel and let them see (and smell) the actual bacteria from their hands? This would help you explain to the girls that some kinds of skin bacteria are good and some are bad. (Technically, 'good' and 'bad' also depends on concentration, location, and your immune system, but I don't know how old your girls are.)

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

Laundry detergent is the only one I know that glows under black light.