Middle School / Physical Science

Investigating Solar Energy

In this lab, students will use temperature sensors to measure changes in temperature as black coffee is warmed by sunlight.


Student Files

8_Investigating_Solar_Energy_S.doc 387.50 KB
8_Investigating_Solar_Energy.pdf 281.53 KB
PS-3852-08.pdf 336.59 KB

Featured Equipment

Temperature Sensor

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design, and long-lasting battery, students can spend more time collecting data and less time dealing with equipment.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #08

Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

Investigating Solar Energy