Learning Lesson: Canned Heat

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Sun at solar maximum

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)

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Different colored objects absorb energy at different rates. That is partially due to albedo. Albedo is the amount of reflection from a surface. The demonstration will show that water in a dark colored can will have a higher temperature after exposure to the sun than water in a shiny can.

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Earth Science Big Ideas: 

Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

No

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