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Color and temperature of objects

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Submitted by PocketLab on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:39

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:

  1. Observe how temperature changes in objects of different color.  
  2. Use evidence collected during the lab to better understand how color, light, and temperature are related.
  3. Explain the results of the experiment using scientific reasoning.