GLOW IN THE DARK JELLO SCIENCE EXPERIMINT

All kiddos are unique but almost all kids love glowing things and jello, making this simple and fun glowing jello science experiment by a Halloween hit!

“Here’s a fun treat you can make for Halloween - GLOWING JELLO! Are you ready to have some Spooky Science Fun? Let’s make this weird glow in the dark jello together!”

  • Ou puppet friend Charlie explains that this isn’t actually “glow-in-the-dark” jello, because it doesn’t glow on its own. First, you shine a black light on it (UV or ultraviolet) - then the jello fluoresces out a different color light that we can see.

    CAUTION: DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE BLACK LIGHT! UV LIGHT DAMAGES YOUR EYES.

    Here’s what you need to make glowing jello at home:

  • 1 package of Jello (any brand will do) - green works better than orange or red

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup tonic water

  • A bowl

  • A spoon

  • A refrigerator

Do you know which of these ingredients makes the jello glow? It’s the TONIC WATER. Tonic water contains a special ingredient called Quinine. Quinine is fluorescent. When you shine a black light at it, it absorbs the UV light and fluoresces out a blue light.

Find more science fun from Socratiica Kids here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgppk8qs5kcgtjaDi0mAzjw