Presented by: Northeast Illinois Chapter – American Institute of Architects
In this activity, participants will learn the basics of solar orientation and how structures can be built to help provide shade from the sun. Participants will design and build structures that provide shade: one with the black construction paper and one with the white construction paper. After the structures have been assembled, participants will place them outside and keep track of how long it will take an ice cube to melt while being underneath their structure. For comparison participants will leave a third "control" ice cube outside of the structure and compare melting times.
This activity will premiere on Friday, April 23 at 9 a.m.
These are the materials you will need to follow along with this activity.
- Black construction paper
- White construction paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Extra scratch paper for planning
- Ice cubes
Make sure you do this activity in an area that’s okay to get wet.