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NASA

#### 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...
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Center Science Education

#### 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,...
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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 lesson students interpret and graph information and calculate changes.
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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...
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Wild BC

#### 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...
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Curated OER

#### Radiation Budget Lesson: Exploring Albedo

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

#### You're Getting Warmer!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify that the atmosphere traps heat and makes the surface of the Earth warm enough for life and recognize that air pollution can cause a rise in temperature and ecological decline. They name human activities that can cause...