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Reflection and Absorption of Light

Students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of radiation for different surfaces. Students follow instructions in this guided inquiry based lab and are then asked to design an experiment of their own to either test the reflectivity of sand, soils, water and other materials or to investigate the effect of different surface textures on reflectivity.

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Resource Details

Grade
Higher Ed
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 day
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Technology
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