Atmospheric Processes: Radiation
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_1_2_5t.htm

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)


In this activity, students investigate how different surfaces absorb heat and apply their experience with the surfaces to interpret real-world situations. From this information, they come to understand that the physical characteristics of a surface have a powerful effect on the way that surface absorbs and releases heat from the sun and that radiation of heat occurs without the involvement of a physical object. The student guide provides an overall description of the activity, a list of materials, the procedure, and observations and questions. The instructor guide contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details on materials and preparation, procedure, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Climate Literacy Principles: Sun Drives Earth System:Energy Balance, Solar Heat, Energy, Radiation, Complex Interactions:Ocean Atmosphere, Feedbacks
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Atmosphere