Description

A Star (space-themed) activity from the PolarStar project.

Students are challenged to think how a bucket of paint might save the planet from climate change. How could changing the albedo of the planet help limit some effects of climate change?

Students will explore solar irradiation data using the C3SEduDemo at https://c3s-edu.wemcouncil.org/ and planetary energy balances using the BuildAPlanet applet. There is a strong emphasis on science investigation skills, interpreting data and making interdisciplinary connections.

The initial introduction should take 45 minutes, there are extensions which may be completed that will extend the time.

Prior Knowledge Requirements

Familiarity with the experimental design tool.

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