Light Is Transformed into Heat

Earth Sun
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Students will experience how some materials absorb heat from the sun and other materials reflect the sun and stay cool.

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When absorbed (not reflected), light seems to disappear. What happens to it?

Other Material(s) Used:
A sunny day (early or late when there are longer shadows.) • A sunny wall • Black/dark-colored cloth • White/light-colored cloth • One+ items that are: • Transparent-e.g. clear plastic bag, glass • Metallic/shiny-e.g. metal pot, mirror • Black metal