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
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Four to five 50-minute periods. Activity can't be completed without MyWorld GIS. Although there is a free trial, this may be difficult to download depending on capacity of computers. Also, the teachers would need enough computers over several days to carry out this activity.

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Activity can't be completed without MyWorld GIS. Although there is a free trial, this may be difficult to download depending on the capacity of computers being used. Also the teachers would need enough computers to carry out this activity, which would take several days, either in a computer lab or in their classroom. Neither of these options may be available to teachers.

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