Demonstrates that black is a good heat absorber.
heat absorption, Kirchoff's Radiation Law
Useful Links: How Stuff Works provides a brief explanation of why the colour black is a good absorber.
Updated on: 06/19/13
To show that a black surface absorbs heat more readily than a bright or shiny surface.
differential thermometer, light
Even the levels of liquid in the U-tube by opening the valve. Close the valve and direct the light on both the black and shiny bulbs. The levels will change.
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