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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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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