Rooftop Gardens

In this hands-on activity, students explore whether rooftop gardens are a viable option for combating the urban heat island effect. The guiding question is: Can rooftop gardens reduce the temperature inside and outside of houses?

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators will want to look at the Ecology at Work part of this activity to get ideas of how to introduce the topic.

A very helpful and applicable PowerPoint is linked in the "Ecology at Work" lesson. The PowerPoint may be useful to introduce this activity.