Students will use the NASA Earth Observations analysis tool to explore changing albedo in the Arctic compared with other areas of Earth.
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Conduct this EO Kids mini-lesson with your students to explore the phenomenon of Urban Heat Island Effect.
Why do you think grass feels cooler than pavement? And how are materials in a city different from those you find in rural and wild areas? The answer is that the materials in our neighborhoods retain, absorb, and radiate heat differently.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Students will describe the changes in a newly-formed volcanic island over the first three years of its life.
Watch NASA videos about aerosols and volcanic ash and answer questions.
Introduction to the concept of albedo.