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This is an activity about the way distance, albedo, and atmosphere affect the temperature of a planet. Learners will create a planet using a computer game and change features of the planet to increase or decrease the planet's temperature. They will then discuss their results in terms of greenhouse strength and the presence of liquid water. This lesson is part of Project Spectra, a science and engineering education program focusing on how light is used to explore the Solar System.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    Climate,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planetary atmospheres,Physics,NSDL,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planets,Planetary Science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Physical sciences:Energy,Geoscience,MAVEN,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mars,Earth and space science:Solar system:Comparative planetology,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123438738T,Energy budget,Space Science,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planetary science

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    English

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