Education Technology

Science: Vernier - Reflectivity of Light
by Vernier Software & Technology

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

In this activity, students will use a Light Sensor to measure reflection values from paper of various colors and compare these values to reflection values of aluminum foil. They will also calculate percent reflectivity.

Key Steps

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    Students set up this experiment by attaching a light sensor to a ring stand so that it is from and perpendicular to a piece of paper on the table. Students wait until the light reading stabilizes and use the SINGLE POINT measurement mode in the EasyData App.

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    Students repeat this procedure several times with different types and colors of paper in order to determine their reflectivity of light.