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This is the home page of a global project developed to involve K-12 students in a study of global climate and temperature.  Participation is free with registration.  Students measure daily temperature, record the number of minutes of sunlight per day, and submit their data online.  The web site contains tools for data comparison and storage.  Students graph and analyze results, then share conclusions about causes of global temperature variation in a final report submitted to the website.  Included are detailed project instructions, a teacher guide, reference material, and a student discussion forum.
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© 2005 Stevens Institute of Technology
Keywords:
climate, cooperative learning, data analysis, earth temperature, equator, experiential learning, experiment, heat, temperature change, thermal properties of Earth, thermal radiation, thermometers, weather, world climate
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Metadata instance created October 13, 2008 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
May 22, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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October 1, 2008

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Topic: Heat and Temperature
Unit Title: The Relationship Between Heat and Temperature

A web-based project for grades 3-8.  Students measure daily temperature and minutes of sunlight per day, then submit data online.  Using the web tools for graphing and data analysis, students share conclusions about variation in global temperatures.

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(Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, Hoboken, 2005), WWW Document, (http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/tempproj/).
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The Global Sun Temperature Project (Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, Hoboken, 2005), <http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/tempproj/>.
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The Global Sun Temperature Project. (2008, October 1). Retrieved April 20, 2014, from Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education: http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/tempproj/
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Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education. The Global Sun Temperature Project. Hoboken: Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, October 1, 2008. http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/tempproj/ (accessed 20 April 2014).
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The Global Sun Temperature Project. Hoboken: Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education, 2005. 1 Oct. 2008. 20 Apr. 2014 <http://www.ciese.org/curriculum/tempproj/>.
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