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Rising Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Intensity

Rising Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Intensity Video A video to learn about hurricanes as heat engines, and the possible effects of increasing sea surface temperature on the intensity and frequency of hurricanes. Students will understand the process of hurricane formation, and the factors that influence the number and strength of hurricanes. They will discuss […]

Urban Heat Island

Urban Heat Island Classroom/Laboratory Activity A laboratory activity to learn about the urban heat island effect and heat waves. Students will collect temperature-related data from various parts of their schoolyard, observe and analyze differences in the data, and discuss the environmental factors that affect the temperature. With the help of temperature data for Los Angeles […]


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