A Building Fights Back: How Sunlight Reflected Off a Building Can Melt Objects

Sunlight reflects off London's "Walkie Talkie Building." Temperatures of 122 degrees, hot enough to melt the side panels of a car and fry an egg, have been recorded here.
Sunlight reflects off London’s “Walkie Talkie Building.” Temperatures of 122 degrees, hot enough to melt the side panels of a car and fry an egg, have been recorded here. (Via National Geographic)

How Sunlight Reflected Off a Building Can Melt Objects.

What an incredible story to pull into the classroom, especially if you are teaching units in the Physical Sciences! This National Geographic article does an excellent job of providing both a background-building summary of the “Walkie Talkie Building” as well as an in-depth explanation of the physical science topics. I found this article to be much more age-appropriate for elementary-aged students as opposed to some of the other articles I read because of this academic approach. An excellent resource to bring authentic science into the classroom!

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