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Absorption of Solar Energy

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Design an experiment to investigate differences in the amount of the sun's energy absorbed by a variety of surface materials 0607.8.2


Links verified 7/25/2014

  1. Absorbing Light: Dark vs Bright - instructions on how to set up an experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. The Effect of Soil Type on the Absorption of Heat and Water Evaporation - detailed report of a science fair project
  3. Radiation and the Transfer of Energy - lesson plan describing how to set up the experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Solar Energy, Albedo, and the Polar Regions - look for the section named Reflect or Absorb? about halfway down the page
  5. Solar S'Mores - lesson plan on investigating the differences in the amount of the sun's energy absorbed by a variety of edible surface materials - delicious A lesson plan can be found at this site A delicious sounding experiment!
  6. Which material absorbs heat most efficiently, sand, soil, or rocks? - answer from an expert

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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