On a hot, sunny day, would you rather wear dark or light-colored clothes? Have you ever walked across dark pavement barefoot on a hot day? How did that feel? Would you rather walk on the dark pavement or a lighter colored sidewalk along green grass? In this experiment you will investigate how the color of objects can affect it’s temperature.
In this experiment, students will:
- Observe how temperature changes in objects of different color.
- Use evidence collected during the lab to better understand how color, light, and temperature are related.
- Explain the results of the experiment using scientific reasoning.