Global Sun - Temperature Project Background Information

The Global Sun - Temperature project taps into some of the exciting applications of the Internet in education by having K-12 students from around the world collaborate to determine how proximity to the equator affects average daily temperature and hours of sunlight. Specifically, students determine their latitude and longitude coordinates, measure and record temperature and minutes of daylight every day during a specific week of the project, calculate averages, plot and analyze data, draw conclusions based on raw data from the Internet, and communicate their results.

In this RWLO, you will analyze archived data that has been reported in the Global Sun-Temperature project and determine the best model for the data for two different cases: 1) Latitude vs. Daylight and 2) Latitude vs. Temperature.



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