Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) Measurements Part 1: Calculating the Solar Constant using a TI-8

Twelfth graders are introduced to the term Photosynthetically Available Radiation. In groups, they participate in an experiment to determine how ecosystems survive the conditions in the Arctic. They calculate the amount of solar energy present and discuss their results as a class.

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