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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. Students conduct experiments to determine the role of albedo in surface warming by investigating the temperature of a variety of surfaces in the environment. The activity should be conducted on a sunny day. Materials required for the investigation include thermometers and paper cups. The lesson is supported by teacher notes, answer key, glossary and an appendix with information about using PBL in the classroom. This is the first of three activities in Investigating the Climate System: Energy, a Balancing Act.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 12

    Keywords:

    Urban heat island effect,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124049805T,Earth system science,Atmospheric science,High School,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Water cycle,Latent heat transfer,TRMM,Geoscience,Earth Science

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    English

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