To investigate the different rates of heating and cooling of certain materials on earth in order to understand the heating dynamics that take place in the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Students explore positive feedback effects of changing albedo from melting Arctic sea ice.
Students graph sea ice extent (area) in both polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic) over a three-year period to learn about seasonal variations and over a 30-year period to learn about longer-term trends.
Students observe the surface temperatures of a variety of surface types found in a suburban environment.