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May 19, 2003
This simulation is a useful visualization of temperature changes with altitude, between day and night, and over a variety of surfaces. Although not as widely applicable as the MtnSim activity, it is an excellent activity to use early on in the semester when students still struggle with what causes temperature to change without going into complex explanations of the physics behind it. Students are simulating the data collection process and this is very useful for non-science majors.