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Reflection and Absorption of Light part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a light sensor and temperature probe to explore the reflection and absorption of light.

Earth System Topics: Solar System and Astronomy, Atmosphere

Comparing Sunscreens part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor to compare the relative blocking power of different SPF sunscreens for the UVB region of the solar spectrum.

Earth System Topics: Climate, Human Dimensions:Health, Atmosphere

Where is North? part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local Earth's magnetic field .

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Geography

Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Examples
This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions.

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, :Deformation, Plate Tectonics

Electrical Analysis of Wind Power part of Examples
For this experiment, students use a DC motor as a generator and various shaped turbine designs to test which design produces the most electrical power. Using a fan to generate the "wind", students attach ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Energy



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