Participants are introduced to a type of energy, infrared radiation, which we can’t see with our eyes but we can feel as heat. Then, they explore their outdoor environment using an infrared thermometer (also known as an IR thermometer) to measure the temperatures of concrete, asphalt, grass, and bare soil.
Provides classroom connections, key concepts, connections to science standards, and additional resources.
Surface Temperature Protocol
Surface Temperature Protocol Field Guide
World of Change: Global Temperatures
How is Today’s Warming Different from the Past?
Global warming from 1880 to 2019
Global Temperature Variation
Nope, Earth Isn't Cooling
New Studies Increase Confidence in NASA's Measure of Earth's Temperature
Earth's Climate History: Implications for Tomorrow
Earth's temperature record
What is an Urban Heat Island?
Using Green Roofs to Reduce Urban Heat Islands
E-Training Surface Temperature - GLOBE Program
|Originating Source||The GLOBE Program|
[Suggest a book]
What Is Climate Change? by Gail Herman
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole
Winston of Churchill : one bear's battle against global warming by Jean Davies Okimoto
The tantrum that saved the world by Megan Herbert and Michael E Mann
The lonely polar bear by Khoa Lê
Analyzing climate change : asking questions, evaluating evidence, and designing solutions by Philip Steele
It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change by Bridget Heos
Exodus by Julie Bertagna