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The Global Sun Temperature Project DLESE Reviewed Collection
This on-line project is part of the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) program, which has developed internet activities for the elementary, middle, and high school level student. Students measure the temperature, record the number of minutes of sunlight per day over a predetermined week, and determine their global coordinates. Each class then posts their data to this web site to compare and contrast results with classes from all over the world, thus learning how proximity to the equator affects average daily temperature and hours of sunlight. The project provides instructions, data links, reference materials, on-line help, and a teacher area for help and ideas.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Project
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, 2001 Stevens Institute of Technology Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, All Rights Reserved. The Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology, Copyright Owner, provides the information on this server to anyone, but retains copyright on all text and graphic images.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-636
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth in the solar system
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Sci. / tech. in society
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education

Contact: Augusto Macalalag
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE)
Stevens Institute of Technology