Lesson Plan

Earth's Global Energy Budget

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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 video. The class is divided into three different groups to experiment with surface albedo, clouds, and land and water temperatures. After they investigate, the groups come back to share their findings with the rest of the class.

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  • The PowerPoint presentation contains clear images, animations, and video
  • Thorough background material, detailed slide show narrative, and notes for each lab provide strong teacher support
  • Links to several additional resources and related leassons
  • Different groups perform different lab activities; if you have the time, consider allowing each group to complete all three