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Absorption and Radiation

The first page of the Absorption and Radiation demonstration

Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-9


Spacesuits are constructed of materials with desirable thermal properties that reduce the suit's dependence on its heating and cooling system. This activity investigates the effect surface color has on heat absorption and radiation.

Absorption and Radiation Activity [251KB PDF file]
Demonstration video [12MB]
Duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

This activity is part of the Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild