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Other

Description:

In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat. The ratio of light reflected to that received is known as albedo. Learners record, graph, and analyze the temperature of a dark-colored surface and a light-colored surface under a heat lamp. Learners use this information to draw conclusions about global temperatures, specifically in Antarctica.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
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  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

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Language:

English

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