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Amazing AlbedoAdd to list Details
In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat.
Heating and Cooling of the Earth's Surface
Learners conduct an experiment to determine the rate at which two materials, sand and water, heat up and cool down.
Hot SpotAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore the invisible infrared radiation from an electric heater.
See the LightAdd to list Details
In this three-part activity, learners conduct simple experiments to see how light refracts and reflects, and how colors of light affect what we see.
What Causes Wind?
In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat.
What does Color have to do with Cooling?Add to list Details
In this demonstration/experiment, learners discover that different colors and materials (metals, fabrics, paints) radiate different amounts of energy and therefore, cool at different rates.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Doghouse Design) is a full inquiry investigation into absorption and reflection of radiant energy.
Hanford at the Half-Life Radiation Calculator
This quiz lets you estimate your annual radiation exposure.
Radioactive-Decay Model: Substitute coins for radiationAdd to list Details
Get a roll of pennies, throw them on the ground, then remove those that only show tails, and repeat with the ones left over.
In this activity about magnetism (page seven of the pdf), learners experiment with magnets to better understand how magnetic fields work.
How does the Atmosphere keep the Earth Warmer?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners simulate the energy transfer between the earth and space by using the light from a desk lamp desk lamp with an incandescent bulb and a stack of glass plates.
Solar Water Heater
Learners work in teams to design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy.
Rainbow in the Room
This activity generates learner excitement about light through the creation of a room-sized rainbow.
Earth Atmosphere CompositionAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use rice grains to model the composition of the atmosphere of the Earth today and in 1880. Learners assemble the model while measuring percentages.
Give and TakeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystals, light and temperature. Using a postcard made of temperature-sensitive liquid crystal material, learners monitor temperature changes.
Canned HeatAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how light and dark colored objects absorb the Sun's radiations at different rates.
Liquid Crystal ThermometersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore liquid crystal thermometers to observe how heat flows by conduction, convection, radiation, and evaporation.
Hot Cans and Cold Cans
Learners apply their knowledge of heat transfer to design two cans - one that will retain heat and one that will cool down quickly.
Melts in Your Bag, Not in Your HandAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation.
Can You "See" Thermal Radiation?Add to list Details
Use this hands-on activity to demonstrate infrared and thermal radiation.