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Kids Learn About Solar Safety

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PSI Senior Education and Communication Specialist Larry Lebofsky and Research Assistant Maya Bakerman participated in a Solar Saturday Sun Safety Event event at Children’s Museum Tucson. 

Above, Larry Lebofsky uses plastic models of the Moon to demonstrate the relative distance between the Earth and Moon, with 30 Earths fitting between the two, for young attendees.

Below, Maya Bakerman helps youngsters assemble bracelets from colored beads and pipe cleaners. They used 20 pony beads and 10 ultraviolet beads to represent the distance between the Earth and the Moon. The Moon is about 30 Earth diameters away so a total of 30 beads were used. The UV beads only change color in ultraviolet light and can be used to help promote Sun safety.

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 Below, the PSI display remained very busy throughout the day and more than 200 bracelets were assembled by young attendees.

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Oct. 2, 2017

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