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.
Use a light sensor, fast response temperature sensor, and stainless steel temperature sensor to show that air temperatures near Earth's surface result largely from the interplay of the sun's insolation and the reflection, absorption and radiation of that energy by materials on Earth's surface.
Students explore the concept that air temperatures near the earth's surface result largely from the interplay of the sun's incoming energy and the absorption, reflection, and radiation of that energy by materials on the earth's surface. In the process, students:
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
Balance - 1 per class
Dark rock - 500 g
Dark sand - 500 g
Heat lamp (or 150 W lamp)
Paper and marking pen
Paper plate - 4
Cardboard box, (20 cm) or larger
White rock - 500 g
White sand - 500 g
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.