ptreto
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Stealty Shapes

Postby ptreto » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:17 pm

This project call for a box 17x9.5x14.5. I am having a really hard time finding this size box. can another size be used?

tdaly
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Re: Stealty Shapes

Postby tdaly » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:30 am

Hi ptreto,

Welcome to the Ask an Expert forums! You're doing this project, correct?

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p075.shtml.

After looking at the procedure for this project, the most important thing is that the box is big enough to fit the white paper models (cylinder, crumpled cylinder, etc.), flashlight, and light sensor inside the box. A box that is bigger than listed in the procedure should also work. However, if the box gets too much larger, then the light meter might have a harder time measuring the light that gets bounced off the white paper shapes. A smaller box won't work well for this project.
All the best,
Terik


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