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Item #: PF2058 

Price: $40.00

In this lab experience, students carry out an investigation to determine how albedo and specific heat influence how fast temperature change occurs in a substance by measuring the temperature change in several samples placed under a heat lamp. By completing this investigation, students gain a better understanding of how the angle at which the Sun’s rays strike Earth, albedo and the composition of surface materials are all factors that contribute to the temperature variations observed on Earth.

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Safety: Before conducting the lab, review with the class the safety precautions on the student page. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom.

Materials Included in Kit

Sand, black, 1 kg
Sand, white, 1 kg
Soil, black, 3.6 kg
Petri dishes, 40

Additional Materials Required
Infrared Lamp and Reflector, 10
Metal-backed Thermometer, Celsius/Fahrenheit, 40