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Grades 9-12

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Worksheet

Bringing the Stories Together

How mundane or ordinary aspects of daily life can lead to environmental issues by disrupting ecological function (in this case abiotic factors).

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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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Discussion

Contextualizing Data

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

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