The theme of the story can be summed up in one word: microclimates. Have you noticed that there are variations among the temperatures broadcasted on your radio or TV and your own thermometer? Have you noticed that there are differences in temperature depending upon where you place your thermometer? Have you noticed that certain plants do better or worse depending upon where in your yard they are planted? This story highlights the fact that there are physical differences in every location that modify the amount of heat that is distributed in and around that location. This creates little islands of climatic diversity called microclimates. This story should result in deeper understanding of the effects of differential heating of the Earth’s surface by the Sun.

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Earth & Space Science Inquiry Literacy Phenomena


Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/1/2008Stock # PB220X_7

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