How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
https://serc.carleton.edu/eet/cities_warm/index.html

T Ensign, K Czajowski, M Hedley, X Meng, D Smith, B Youngman, C McAuliffe, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)


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This activity explores the urban heat island effect. Students access student-collected surface temperature data provided through the GLOBE program and analyze the data with My World GIS.


Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Global change modeling
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science