In this lab, students will construct a model to help them determine:
1. Changes in the angle of insolation at a given latitude over the course of a year
2. Differences in the angle of insolation on the same day at different latitudes
3. Latitude receiving direct rays
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This lab is for students to use in a remote setting. How does the angle of the Sun’s rays affect the rate of heating?Angle of insolation refers to how high the Sun is over the horizon. In this activity you will describe the relationship between temperature and the angle of insolation and how it rela
This lesson was designed to facilitate a better understanding of the angle of insolation and its effect of temperatures on Earth. In a quick 15 minute experiment students gain a very concrete understanding of how the angle of insolation directly correlates with the intensity of the Sun’s rays using
This Gallery Walk makes use of graphics, text, and climate data to show students the effects of the angle of insolation (solar radiation) on climate. Students will be required to make observations and inferences based on the information found at each station. They will travel to 6 different location
The Earth's temperature is driven by angle of insolation. This is a fairly simply concept: the sun's light does not strike the surface at a right angle in most locations. Rather, it strikes it at an oblique angle, and it is this angle that causes different areas to experience different temperatures.
This seven page activity uses simulated data (with graphics) from the Astronomy Education website at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to help students relate the angle of insolation at different latitudes to the intensity of solar insolation. Data is provided to assist teachers and students w
This presentation is to help students do the Angle of Insolation Lab for Earth Science. This is the lab where you use thermometers and heat lamps at different angles to see how temperature is at different latitudes. Vocab terms: Insolution, rotation, revolution, intensity and rate of change. Easy to
It is a perfect review and reinforcement tool that is a two-page worksheet on angle of insolation. It stresses on why it is hot in areas around the Equator and colder in the areas around the Poles, how to find angle of insolation using shadows, how the angle matters when Sun's rays hits the Earth's
Three page lab where students measure the temperature of thermometers angled at 30/90 degrees. Use heat lamps just about 18 inches away. Students then graph and answer questions. Relate this to how season are created by the tilt of the earth's axis. The lab involves the vocabulary: rotation,revoluti
This file contains a compilation of 134 NYS Regents questions on the topic of 'Insolation at the Earth's Surface', These are multiple choice questions. There is a total of 36 pages (including answer key).Sub-topics and breakdown of questions:Angle/Shadow:There are a total of 68 questions.Duration:Th
Why does Earth experience different seasons? In this lab students will record the temperature using different angles of insolation. Students will use a globe and lamp to discover that light strikes the earth at different angles. As the angle increases to 90 the temperature will also increase.
This worksheet has 22 Earth Science Regents questions about intensity of insolation. Questions relate to seasonal changes in angle of insolation, duration of insolation, and location of direct rays. This makes a great homework sheet or in-class review.
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This is a microsoft word, editable file, that summarizes Meteorology
Topics included are:
1. Weather & Instruments
2. Angle of Insolation
3. 3 Methods of Heat Transfer
4. Atmosphere (ESRT 14)
5. Absorption vs. Radiation
6. Water Cycle/Phase Changes
7. Moisture, Clouds, Air Pressure, Wind,
This worksheet has 13 Earth Science Regents questions about insolation at different latitudes. Questions relate to seasonal changes in angle of insolation, duration of insolation, and location of direct rays. This makes a great homework sheet or in-class review.
An editable Word document for this w
Distance Learning Friendly! This online simulation has two links for websites that show students the reasons for the seasons. This simulation focuses on insolation and how the angle of the sun's rays affects the temperature here on Earth. I use this simulation when explaining seasons and when introd
Presentation includes discussions on:
- Definition of Insolation
- Earth's energy budget (% of what's absorbed, reflected, radiated and conducted throughout the atmosphere)
- Major factors affecting insolation (angle of incidence, Earth's surface characteristics (materials, colours, texture), intera
This 19 Earth Science Regents questions is a great review sheet for celestial spheres and the apparent path of the Sun.
Angle and intensity of insolation,
Location of direct rays,
Polaris and latitude,
Apparent path of the Sun in New York on first day of each seas
This 26 multiple choice question worksheet deals with the concepts of planetary motion, the Earth's rotation, and the Earth's revolution. There is an answer key provided for teachers to use.
rotation, revolution, insolation, Polaris, latitude, longitude, trade winds, Coriolis effect, day, night,
This comprehensive bundle allows students to investigate how the tilt of Earth's axis and Earth's movement in its orbit causes seasons. Students are introduced to the following concepts and terms: rotation, revolution, axis, tilt, seasons, angle of insolation, orbit, solar noon, solstices, equinoxe
This presentation Lesson Plan has 35 slides on the following topics:
The Water Cycle and Climates, The Water (Hydrologic) Cycle, Groundwater, Permeability, Capillarity, Rainfall and Stream Flow, Factors Affecting Stream Flow, Watersheds (Drainage Basin), How Heat Energy Travels, Insolation, Angle o
This Smartboard Notebook presentation Lesson Plan has 35 slides on the following topics:
The Water Cycle and Climates, The Water (Hydrologic) Cycle, Groundwater, Permeability, Capillarity, Rainfall and Stream Flow, Factors Affecting Stream Flow, Watersheds (Drainage Basin), How Heat Energy Travels,
This zip file contains many different activities (61 pages of student handouts and a 2 PowerPoints with a total of 138 slides) which can be used to compose a unit involving Insolation and the Seasons. Concepts addressed but not limited to include the insolation interactions with the earth's surface,
Role Modeling the Seasons is a quick and easy way to assess students in a nontraditional way. Get them moving and laughing as they try to use their bodies to represent the Sun and the Earth in this assessment.
A kinesthetic assessment of student's spatial understanding of Earth's seasons and their