Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: Atmospheric Processes Radiation
Climate Change Theme: Energy Balance
Sponsoring Organization: UCAR Project Learn
Intended use: Learning Activity
Intended audience: Educators and Learners
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 5 stars

Description: Starts with a brief discussion of heat transfer processes and has a great activity that focuses on radiation. Using the activity, students investigate how different surfaces absorb heat and then apply their experience with the surfaces to interpret real-world situations. (RC)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 5 stars
Comments:Hands-on activity with some good discussion questions listed at end.I like the analogy of a campstove to explain radiation,convection and conduction.However,it might not be necessary for this activity.
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Reviewer: Robert Croft 5 stars
Comments: Great activity to provide background experiences upon which students can build their understanding of a complex concept.
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