How can my kid best test an experiment regarding roofing materials and their ability to block heat?
My kid wants to do a project very similar to this:
With parental guidance our child wants to test terracotta tile, aluminum, tar shingle, and slate for his roof materials.
What is the best way to go about this? Spouse and kid are proposing to make four birdhouse type structures with different roofing materials and one birdhouse type structure with just a wood roof without additional roofing material. They will then measure the temperature inside each house.
Are bird houses a good way to go about testing roofing materials and how they block heat?
We cannot go inside or test different houses. We want to make our own structures with our chosen roofing materials or test roofing materials in another way that makes sense. How should we do this?
What is this kid doing on the right hand side of this project? I think this is the experiment part of his project but I cannot figure out what he is doing with the sand and such.
Any ideas or thoughts on what this student is doing on the right hand side of the project board and what the best way to go about testing is greatly appreciated. I think this particular student tested pebbles, PVC pipe, and shingles. See link here (wrong photo but correct description and title of project)
Thanks so much.