Teacher manual for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences labs. Has both the printed version and a flash drive with teacher tips, a PDF of teacher version and editable Word student version.
Radiation Energy Transfer
Use a temperature sensor to determine the effect the color of a container has on the temperature of water in the container as it is heated using radiant energy.
Determine the effect the color of a container has on the temperature of water in the container as it is heated using radiant energy. Through this investigation, students:
- Describe radiant energy.
- Describe the relationship between an object's color and its ability to absorb energy.
- Explain that different surfaces on Earth absorb different amounts of radiant energy.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Graphing temperature versus time data as water, in different colored cans (black and silver), is heated using radiant energy from a light bulb.
- Comparing the change in the temperature of water in the black container to the water in the silver container.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
MultiMeasure sensor that incorporates pH, conductivity, temperature, and the optical dissolved oxygen probe.
Graduated cylinder, 100-mL
Heat lamp (or 150 W lamp)
Insulated pad - 2
Radiation cans (one black, one silver) - 2
Water, room temperature - 0.5 L
Your Bundle Options:
Starter Sensor bundle designed for use with Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Solutions.
Standard bundle for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Teacher Guide,