Keeping it Cool With Solar - Structure Test: How Cool Are We?

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  1. Students build shade structures that will optimize cooling the earth’s surface from sunlight.

  2. Students collect and analyze how cool the earth’s surface is inside their structure.

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This lesson is designed for one 30-45 minute session. Students are shown how thermo infrared thermometers work. Teacher uses infrared thermometer and has students record the ground temperature outside and inside their structure. Students record and analyze observations.

Science Kit Material(s) Used:
1.5-Volt 500mA Solar Module
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