Refine Your Results

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

25 resources with the concept albedo

Videos (Over 2 Million Educational Videos Available)
Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the Right-Hand Rule Video
6:09
Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the...
Volcano Video
4:37
Volcano
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer? Video
5:10
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer,...
Other Resource Types (25)
+
8 Items in Unit
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
+
5 Items in Topic
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

MAVEN Educator Ambassador Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Far Out! The MAVEN Educator Ambassador project trains the trainers on space science topics for middle and high school scholars. The five lessons in the collection were developed by the project, and focus on planetary atmosphere and...
+
5 Items in Unit
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The first unit in a series of four focusing on climate change introduces fifth and sixth graders to the various systems that create the climate. They examine the natural and human causes of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct...
+
7 Items in Unit
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Engage young scientists in a study of climate change with a collections of lessons that combine online research with labs, videos, activities, nature walks, and a NASA data analysis tool to examine different Earth's systems and how they...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Ice in Action

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Make your own bite-size glacier! A resource teaches about the formation and melting of ice. Activities include videos, a hands-on activity where your pupils build glaciers, and a photographic analysis to teach individuals the chilling...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

I Speak for the Polar Bears!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change and weather extremes impact every species, but this instructional activity focuses on how these changes effect polar bears. After learning about the animal, scholars create maps of snow-ice coverage and examine the yearly...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Wherefore Art Thou, Albedo?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In the sixth lesson in a series of 21, scholars use NASA data to graph and interpret albedo seasonally and over the course of multiple years. This allows learners to compare albedo trends to changes in sea ice with connections to the...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Earth's Global Energy Budget

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce your earth science enthusiasts to the earth's energy budget. Teach them using an informative set of slides that include illuminating lecturer's notes, relevant vocabulary, embedded animations, colorful satellite maps, and a...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Looking Into Surface Albedo

For Teachers 5th - 10th
How does the color of a surface affect the heating of the earth? Middle school science classes experiment with color and surface albedo to determine the relationship. The website has tabs for an overview, teacher's instructions,...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Variables Affecting Earth's Albedo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars study the variables that affect the Earth's albedo.  In this environmental data analysis instructional activity students interpret and graph information and calculate changes. 
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

GEEBITT (Global Equilibrium Energy Balance Interactive TinkerToy)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Young scholars use the GEEBITT excel model to explore how global average temperatures are affected by changes in our atmosphere in part two of this series of seven lessons. Working in groups, they discuss, analyze graphs, and enter data...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Albedo, Reflectivity, and Absorption

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is reflectivity, and what does it have to do with the Earth's climate? As reflectivity is measured by albedo, scientists can gather information on Earth's energy balances that relate to global warming or climate change. Budding...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Who Will Melt First?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If the Greenland ice sheet melted, sea levels would rise by about 20 ft; if the Antarctic ice sheet melted, sea levels would rise by 200 ft. Scholars explore ice melting through the analysis of different ice samples, clean and dirty ice....
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Sun and Its Effects on Your Community

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why is the sun round? Examine this question, and others, with your pupils while teaching them how to live in a more earth-friendly environment. Pupils explore Sun composition and discuss how solar wind, sunspots, and solar energy affects...
+
1
In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Planet Designer: Kelvin Climb

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's time to get those creative juices flowing! This second lesson in a series of five continues allowing pupils to design their own planets. It the same format as the first, but, this time, allows students to alter greenhouse gases to...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Understanding Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The young scientists in your class will appreciate a resource about different elements of climate change. The packet includes factual materials, informational text, and clear visuals, perfect for sharing with your environmental science...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Investigating the Climate System: Energy, A Balancing Act

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Earth science explorers design an experiment to demonstrate that the albedo of a surface affects its temperature. They test to find out if moisture on the surface affects temperature. They discover whether or not concrete or asphalt heat...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

The Greenhouse Effect: The Role of CO2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Though this is meant to be second in a two-part lesson, the two are not dependent on each other. Pupils play the roles of visible light rays, light or dark surfaces, and carbon dioxide molecules. They interact and react according to...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Radiation Budget Lesson: Exploring Albedo

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students experiment with sunlight and temperature. They study the definition of albedo, or the percentage of incoming sunlight that is reflected, rather than absorbed.
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Spotting an Approaching Asteroid or Comet

For Students 9th - 12th
In this asteroid and comet worksheet, students read about the formula used to determine the brightness of asteroid. They apply this formula to solve 2 problems about asteroids and their brightness.
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Reflecting on Reflectivity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan and construct a "mini-lab" to measure the reflectivity of different earth surfaces. They measure reflectivity of materials, including ice, soil, rocks, etc., and then extrapolate from what they have learned to consider the...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Albedo Transect Research (Field Trip Day 1)

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore how Albedo research is designed and conducted by interviewing the researchers at one of their research sites. They relate Albedo and it's relationship to the Arctic environment as well as assess how a small change in a...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Using Mathematic Models to Investigate Planitary Habitablity

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine how the sun's intensity affects the temperature on various planets. They determine whether or not these planets could be habitable. Finally, they factor in the average albedo of the planets to determine whether or not...
+
Lesson Planet: Curated OER

Albedo

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students are broken up into groups and are asked to calculate albedo levels once a month for the entire school year. They answer questions and compare their findings with other groups.