Insolation on Earth

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In 2017, the world increased the capacity for using solar energy by a whopping 32 percent. Is solar energy the future for the planet? Approach this topic from the idea of how much solar energy reaches the surface of Earth. Individuals compare monthly maps of the globe over the course of a year to make a more informed judgement.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the insolation map to the global rain map and discuss
  • Contrast the amount of radiant energy over land versus ocean
Classroom Considerations
  • Presentation only allows for online streaming
  • Provides background reading to assist with explaining the concept
  • Requires very little class time
  • None