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In this problem-based learning (PBL) activity, students take on the role of a student research scientist and explore the role of solar energy in determining climate, focusing on the urban heat island effect. Students conduct research and compare temperatures between two cities, and determine the factors that are responsible for the difference exhibited between them. The lesson is supported by teacher notes, answer key, glossary and an appendix with information about using PBL in the classroom. This is the third of three activities in Investigating the Climate System: Energy, a Balancing Act, and serves as an authentic assessment for all three modules.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 3
    • Grade 4
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
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    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10
    • Grade 11
    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Hydrological cycle,Oceanography,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Longitude,Social Sciences,Atmospheric science,High School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123116697T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Latitude,Latent heat transfer,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,TRMM,Geoscience,Earth Science

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    English

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