The presentation script includes talking points, questions, and answers for the teacher to use in facilitating discussion.
The color gradient maps allow students to visualize the heat island effect.
All materials necessary to complete the activity are provided including a student sheet, Google Slides, and teacher materials.
The lesson allows for more open-ended discussion of what actions can be taken to manage and reduce the occurrence of urban heat islands. A discussion of public health and policy is applicable.
Students can interpret the data independently or with a group. Younger students may benefit from group work, whereas older students can be challenged to analyze the data independently.