Rosalba Giarratano Rosalba Giarratano

Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) Unit Plan "Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects"

Posted on January 21, 2021 - 12:44 PM CST

Tags: After School | Families | General Public | High School | Higher Education | Informal | Middle School | NASA Headquarters | SMD E/PO Community | Students | Underserved / Underrepresented | Scientists | Earth Science | SciAct Community

Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects is a comprehensive unit for students grades 9-12. Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate simulation models and global temperature profiles; learn about remote sensing and investigate instruments on climate satellites; analyze remote sensing imagery and understand the urban heat island effect; collect land surface temperature and create a physical model that promotes the concept of the urban heat island and mitigation factors to include human action towards climate in urban settings.

To learn more about the Climate Change Research Inititative (CCRI), please visit: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/edu/ccri/