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Absorption of Radiant Energy

Figure from experiment 6 from Middle School Science with Vernier


Color affects the absorption of radiant energy. You can use the results of this experiment to better dress for the season—to keep cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.


In this experiment, you will

  • Monitor temperature change due to radiant energy absorption.
  • Calculate temperature changes.
  • Interpret your results.

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?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 6 from Middle School Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Middle School Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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