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View Resource Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer

This lesson, presented by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, covers the concept of solar ovens. In this lesson, students will learn how "thermal energy flows from the hot air to the cold water via conduction and will indicate that this would continue to happen until the water sample reaches the same temperature as the oven air. The students will also answer questions about how...

View Resource A Cool Glass of Water

This case study uses the example of ice in fresh and salt water- in which type of water would ice melt more quickly? The lesson helps students explore the concepts of density, heat transfer, conduction and convection. This material would be appropriate for upper level high school or lower level undergraduate classes. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also...

View Resource Atmospheric Processes: Radiation

This web page, authored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, is a teacher's guide for an activity on energy transfer through radiation. Students investigate the relative absorption of light energy by water, light soil, and dark soil. The activity has learning goals, follow-up questions and assessment ideas.

View Resource The Climate System

The Climate System is a course belonging to Columbia University's Earth System Series curriculum. Although it is not an online course, Web surfers can take a peek at what the students are learning through the lecture and lab notes which are posted online. Clicking on "semester schedule" will take you to these links. Numerous subjects dealing with global climate are presented, including the...

View Resource MetEd: Meteorology Education and Training

"The MetEd (Meteorology Education and Training) Website was established to provide education and training resources to benefit the operational forecaster community, university atmospheric scientists and students, and anyone interested in learning more deeply about meteorology and weather forecasting topics." Students and educators can find innumerable Macromedia Flash Player based modules...

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