Urban Heat Island

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Link to Resource: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/kqedq11.sci.urbanheatisland/urban-heat-island/#.WeYXCGhSyUl
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:PBS LearningMedia
Publication Date:2007
Summary:Do you live in an urban heat island? In this audio report from QUEST produced by KQED, learn how trees are cooling down urban areas. Discover what urban heat islands are and the effect they have on the atmosphere. Also, learn how homeowners and businesses can cool down their communities.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; climate; community; high school; middle school; report; video
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