|MadSci Network: Physics|
I am doing an experiment for the science fair. I took 8 different colors of construction paper and put them one at a time under a 60W light bulb. My dad lent me a temperature data logger from his work, and I logged the temperature of each color for 1/2 hour. I got the result I expected, black got the hotest (about 98 deg.) white the coldest (about 89 deg) everything else was between these. That agrees with what I always heard, but I can't find a good explaination of why. Can you help?
Re: Why do some colors get hotter than others when you shine a light on then?
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