Keeping it Cool With Solar: Making Shade
1. Students will analyze the effect of different types and colors of paper have when placed in the path of sunlight.
This lesson is designed for one 30-minute session. After reviewing the hot/cool playground spots from Lesson 1, Students will be asked, “On a hot day, which materials might keep the ground the coolest?”. Students will be given tissue paper, photocopy paper, and construction paper. Students will go outside in the sun and explore which type of paper will allow the least light through. Students will graph the results on a worksheet.