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In this experiment, learners work in teams to investigate how the color of a surface influences its ability to reflect light and therefore heat.
Solar Powered Cooking
In this activity, learners make a solar oven. Learners witness the awesome power of the sun to make a yummy treat--a chocolate chip cookie!
Black Magic (Color Chromatography)Add to list Details
With a coffee filter, a black marker, and a cup of water, discover the secret colors hidden in black ink.
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.
Three Circles of PigmentsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners overlap the three primary colors to see how all other colors are made.
This activity uses a special paper that can create images with exposure to the Sun. Collect objects of different shapes and sizes and use them to make interesting patterns on your sun print.
In this outdoor, night-time activity, learners discover how to spot eye-shine (reflection of light from an animal's eyes) by using a flashlight to play a simulation game.
Fun with Flatware: Little Experiments to Try at the Dinner Table
This is a series of three quick science activities to do with a spoon, knife, and fork. In the first two activities, learners use the flatware to explore optics, mirrors, reflection, and distortion.
Reflective Solar Cooker
In this activity, learners use the Sun's energy to cook marshmallows. Learners construct the solar oven out of simple everyday materials.