What Does Color Have to Do with Cooling?

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Study the rate of cooling for objects of different colors. Learners focus on the reflection and absorption of infrared light. Your classes may be surprised to learn objects that heat the slowest also cool the slowest.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a poll through an app to ask pupils which cylinder will cool the quickest
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and prepare necessary materials
  • Requires knowledge of the light spectrum

  • Adaptable as a demonstration rather than an experiment
  • Includes questioning suggestions for use during the investigation

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