How Cities Affect Their Local Climate

This resource is about 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.

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T Ensign
K Czajowski
M Hedley
X Meng
D Smith
B Youngman
C McAuliffe
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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Step-by-step approach is good for many students.

Teachers will have to spend time familiarizing themselves with each step of this activity before having the students start.

Teachers could also download program and data before class to save time.

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