Rooftop Gardens

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

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Activity takes about 2 hours with extra time for students to gather materials and develop design plans. Additional materials are necessary.

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Many of the materials can be obtained from a Home and Garden store easily for minimal expense, or potentially donated.

Optional pre/post Rooftop Gardens Quiz can be found in the Ecology at Work lesson.

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