How on Earth is our planet's energy flow measured? Is it possible to determine its balance and where excess energy resides? And what are the implications for understanding and predicting future climate? Find out with February's feature focus from UCARConnect.

Education Spotlights

Greenhouse Effect

Earth's Energy Balance & Greenhouse Effect

This teaching box will help your students understand how conservation of energy determines the average temperature of a planet, including Earth. These activities also illustrate how the greenhouse effect prevents our home planet from becoming a frozen ball of ice!

Grades 6-12