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This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy. In order to build a house that keeps a dog as cool possible in the heat, learners set up an experiment to find out if paint color effects temperature. Learners will paint shoe boxes with different colors. Then, they set thermometers inside to take initial readings and measure how the temperature of each box changes after 20 minutes under a heat lamp, comparing the sets of readings in a simple bar graph when they’re done. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Doghouse Design

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

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  • Grade 12

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