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        Sizzle Time!

        Explore how buildings and other structures cause cities and towns to warm up more than their surroundings, called the “heat island effect,” in this media gallery from the PLUM LANDING: Explore Outdoors. This media gallery pairs a PLUM LANDING animation and a related hands-on activity to provide about one hour of programming. Start by having kids watch Cook an Egg!, a short animated video that investigates just how hot city surfaces can get. Then, head outdoors to measure hot spots in your neighborhood and the impact of heat on animals with the hands-on activity City Heat Island. If time permits, wrap up your day by completing one or more of the “Explore Some More” activities.

        Find more environmental science resources at the PLUM LANDING website.

        Cook an Egg!

        Gabi and Cooper are given a mission to investigate whether you really can cook an egg on city pavement, and discover that different surfaces absorb heat from the sun in different ways.

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        City Heat Island

        Students compare how artificial and natural surfaces absorb sunlight, investigate the effect shade has on temperature and sunlight has on evaporation, and hunt for places where animals can beat the heat.

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