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LAB - Angle of Insolation

LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
LAB - Angle of Insolation
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Product Description
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

This lab has helped my students understand the angle of insolation diagrams that are typically seen on the Earth Science Regents so much better.

Topics Covered:
Constructing a Model
Angle of Insolation
Intensity of Insolation
Location of Direct Insolation
Effect of Latitude on Insolation
Effect of Season on Insolation
Insolation in the Southern Hemisphere

*UPDATED 12/19/15* A new model, new questions, vocabulary terms, an answer key, and a PowerPoint tutorial were added to this lab!



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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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