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. Home designers and city planners use the principles being studied to design more energy-efficient homes and cities.
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.