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Cool Suits Activity

A photocopy of the front page of the Teacher's Activity Sheet

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 3-5
Publication Year: 2006
Subjects: General Science, Life Science, Spanish, Technology

This lesson will help your students answer the questions:
Which color, black or white, reflects energy better? Which color absorbs energy better?

In this lesson, students will
- Gather data by measuring temperature in two different colored envelopes (black and white).
- Use data to infer which color reflects energy better and which color absorbs energy better.

Cool Suits Activity
>  For educators [525KB PDF file]
>  en español

>  For students [281KB PDF file]
>  en español

The Cool Suits Activity is the lesson that accompanies How Will Your Imagination Help You Become an Explorer?, one of the topics in the 21st Century Explorer series.

All components are available on the 21st Century Explorer Web site  →.

Also in this series:
Those Who Have Come Before Me Activity
Food For Spaceflight Activity
Get a Leg Up Activity
Speed It Up Activity
Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle Activity
What's Hidden Inside Activity
Moon Mining Activity
Let's Investigate Mars Activity
Cleaning Water Activity
Making Regolith Activity
Ray Shielding Activity

Page Last Updated: January 5th, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild