Glow in the Dark Jello {Pinterest Classroom Project}

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Welcome to my series "Pinterest Classroom Project"! This series is based around my cooking series, "Pinterest Test Kitchen". Every other month, I post four classroom projects or experiments and let all of you vote for one week on which you'd most like to see tested. This month's winner was "Glow in the Dark Jello" which was originally created by jmiers1 at instructables.com, click here to view the full post.


This project is a breeze to put together but be warned that I had quite the failure due to an issue outside of the experiment itself. I tried my best to work around the issue but overall, will need to redo this experiment another time. Here is our attempt!


What You'll Need:

- Lemon or lime jello
- Tonic water
- Fluorescent blacklight bulb
- Small lamp

For exact measurements, click here to view the original author's post.



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We were all excited to see this project come to life and so far, were impressed with how easily it came together. Unfortunately, I ran into technical difficulties and did not have the time to course correct. I had a hard time locating the proper blacklight bulb so I went ahead and just ordered one from Amazon. Once we were on to the step of using it, I plugged it in and unfortunately it didn't work. I tried it in multiple lamps and had no success. I immediately went out to Walmart and was unable to find one there. So I tried to make due with what we had.



Without the blacklight, this experiment pretty much is over. I tried several different lights to at least get a glow effect going for the kids and this was the best I could get. I know this project would work quite well, if we would have had all the proper items working. So I do intend on retrying this, especially since I feel like such a failure with letting the kids down on this one.



With a light underneath and some shadowing, it does still have that eerie slime look to it. I do recommend giving this a try in your own classroom but make sure your lightbulb works before starting on the project!


Down in the comments, let me know what science project your class has recently done. 


If you missed our last classroom project, click here to see us make "Lemon Volcanoes".


As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!


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