Land and Water

How do different materials absorb the sun's energy? This is the focus of a video that discusses how land, water, and the atmosphere absorb the sun's energy. Darker colored objects absorb the sun's energy (heat) while lighter colored objects reflect the sun's energy.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create an experiment that shows the concepts represented in this episode
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh of 13 in a series of videos that discuss ecosystems and the flow of energy
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • A investigation on how the land and water absorb the sun's energy is demonstrated at the beach 

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards

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