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Sunshine on My Shoulders

Figure from experiment 34 from Elementary Science with Vernier


You have been asked by the ACME shirt company to design a shirt that will block the most light for the company's new "Sunblocker" line of shirts. They have given you several fabrics to test. Use a Light Probe to measure how much light is blocked by layers of the different materials.


In this activity, you will

  • Measure the light intensity as it passes through layers of different kinds of fabrics.
  • Predict which fabric will block the most light.
  • Draw conclusions about which fabric would be best for a shirt.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

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Experiment 34 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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