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Urban Heat Island Effect

In cities like Atlanta, the high concentration of buildings, roads, and other artificial surface areas retain heat, making urban environments up to 10° C  (18° F) warmer than rural areas.

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Classroom Activity

Contextualizing Data

Discuss the importance of adding benchmarks and population densities to the graphs.

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Curriculum Collection

Setting Up Graphs

Getting a start on graphing the salt level data.

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