Albedo and its application to car color

Student(s):Jacob Noffsinger
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):$user.getFullName() (inactive)
Report Type(s):Standard Research Report
Protocols:Surface Temperature
Date Submitted:05/16/2013
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I believe a black car surface temperature will be warmer than a white cars surface temperature.


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During which months did you take these measurements? How do you think the values would change if you took the observations during different months?

Posted on 5/17/13 5:35 PM.

Student of Steven Frantz
The months I took the measurements were in the fall season just be for winter. My data would of changed in the summer because there would be more sun rays reflecting of the hood of the car witch would cause the temperature to rise.

Posted on 8/15/13 6:43 PM in reply to Jessica Mackaro.

Jacob - Nice work on your project! I have a few questions for you.

First, how did you come up with your hypothesis? And, were you able to test the same cars each day? Or were they just the same color? Finally, is this research going to impact what color car you buy when you start driving?

Posted on 5/23/13 5:04 PM.

Your project used the scientific method in a straight forward and effective manner. I hope you will apply it in the future to other appropriate problems. Could you organize your data in a table?

Posted on 5/24/13 9:53 PM.

Student of Steven Frantz
yes I could make a table. Do you think that it would help my project and how.

Posted on 8/15/13 6:56 PM in reply to Dixon Matlock Butler.