Colorado State University
Can You "See" Thermal Radiation?Add to list Details
Use this hands-on activity to demonstrate infrared and thermal radiation.
Why is the Sky Purple?Add to list Details
This simple hands-on activity demonstrates why the sky appears blue on a sunny day and red during sunrise and sunset.
What is a "Model"?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners simulate the behavior of the atmosphere.
What Causes Pressure?Add to list Details
In this kinesthetic activity that demonstrates pressure, learners act as air molecules in a "container" as defined by a rope.
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.
How can You Demonstrate the Efficiency of Different Light Bulbs?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners actually feel the difference in energy required to light two different types of light bulbs: incandescent light and LEDs.
If Hot Air Rises, Why is it Cold in the Mountains?Add to list Details
This demonstration/activity helps learners understand why higher elevations are not always warm simply because "hot air rises." Learners use a tire pump to increase the pressure and temperature inside
Can Energy be Created or Destroyed?Add to list Details
In this activity, learners explore conservation of energy by experimenting with a solar cell light device.
What's the Difference between Weather and Climate?Add to list Details
In this interactive and informative group activity, learners use packages of M&M's to illustrate the difference between weather and climate.
Does Air Weigh Anything?Add to list Details
The demonstration/experiment provides quick proof that air has mass.