Lesson 4: Urban Heat Island
In this lesson, students will explore the concept of a heat island. In the first activity, students will consider temperature variations with respect to color. In the second activity, students will investigate temperature differences throughout their field sites. The third activity will guide students in synthesizing the first two activities by defining what causes heat islands and how they can be reduced. Strategies for reducing heat islands are presented.
Center for Urban Resilience, "Lesson Plan - Urban Heat Islands" (2021). Module 02: Land Use. 20.