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Other

Description:

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. Students conduct experiments to observe how a change in water phase affects surface temperatures. Materials required for the investigation include 2 aquariums, dry sand or soil, two heat lamps, and two thermometers.The lesson is supported by teacher notes, answer key, glossary and an appendix with information about using PBL in the classroom. This is the second of three activities in Investigating the Climate System: Energy, a Balancing Act.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Condensation,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,Sublimation,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Evaporation,TRMM,Atmospheric science,High School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics,Hydrological cycle,Precipitation,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123744226T,Earth Science

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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