Think! Education

Extension activities


20 minutes


  • Fluorescent high-visibility clothing or armbands
  • A reflective armband or item of clothing
  • A torch (as powerful as possible)

This activity involves showing children how reflective armbands and other reflective material works. Make the room as dark as possible, hanging paper or black plastic over the windows if necessary. Ask for volunteers to wear the reflective armband and show how it works using a torch. Reflective material is particularly visible when it is moved around.

Fluorescent material can be compared, showing how it doesn’t show up as well in the dark.