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Why is it hotter when I wear black in the summer?

Students hypothesize about whether colors affect the way they feel temperature and chart their answers. In this heat absorption lesson, students test several colors of construction paper with thermometers to see how they are affected by the sun. Students chart their data.

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K - 5th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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