Albedo and Irradiation of Surfaces

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Here is a physical science activity where pupils place thermometers inside of a white and a black paper pocket and place them under a lamp. They record and compare the temperature increase over a ten-minute period. Have your class perform this activity when learning about the electromagnetic spectrum or heat transfer. Investigators can apply what they learn to how different features of Earth's surface respond to the sun's radiation.

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