Under the Sun or in the Shade

This is an animated interactive simulation that illustrates differential solar heating on a surface in full sunlight versus in the shade.

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Charles Xie
The Concord Consortium

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Teaching Tips

This simulation can be paired with online interactive lessons such as Modeling the Earth's Climate found at [link http://has.portal.concord.org/browse/investigations/56]

With further support, the activity can used in middle school as a teacher-guided activity. Student-centered instruction should be possible with high school and/or lower college classes.