This activity allows students to learn and understand the urban heat island effect by measuring temperatures in an area, collating data and analyzing the data. Students use available temperature data for a specific location (Los Angeles) to observe and analyze the occurrence of heat waves.

About the Tool

Tool Name Feeling the Heat
Discipline Earth Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Urban Heat Island, Climate Change and Urbanization
Climate Topic Climate and the Anthroposphere, Disasters and Hazards
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School
Location N. America
Los Angeles
Language English
Developed by  Lisa Gardiner (UCAR Center for Science Education)
Hosted at UCAR Center for Science Education
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Basic