Under the Sun or in the Shade

This is an animated interactive simulation that illustrates differential solar heating on a surface in full sunlight versus in the shade.

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Charles Xie
The Concord Consortium

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The simulation works well on both PCs and Macs as long as you have the current version of the Java plugin. A link is provided to download that plugin if needed.

Model can be run and stopped at any point. Screenshots are always an option for teachers to employ when using these so that at different points as the sun passes overhead, students capture the data screen at the exact point in time.

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