Produced by The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC), these activities help students to investigate the absorption of radiation, heat transfer and heat capacity.
Taken from a real-life scenario, the students look at the effects of different colours on the amount of heat a container absorbs. This mirrors an issue encountered by a chocolate manufacturer whose dark-coloured delivery vans absorbed heat and so affected the product being carried inside.
The activities in this resource see students:
* Formulate a hypothesis and model the problem on a small scale
* Investigate the effect of colour on absorption of radiation
* Interpret results and evaluate alternative solutions
* Recommend a suitable colour scheme and produce suitable display material
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