(for class Friday Feb. 9)
Important Concepts Related to the Intensity of Solar Radiation
(Insolation) on a Horizontal Surface
- Consolidate understanding of concepts related to intensity of solar radiation on a horizontal surface (insolation).
- Practice working with constrained concept maps.
A definition: "Insolation" means "intensity of solar radiation".
Instructions. You and a partner will be assigned one of the two accompanying, mostly incomplete concept maps (Concept Maps I-A and I-B). In each of the blank boxes on the concept map, place one of the concepts from the list provided for that map. The relations between
concepts implied by the connecting phrases between boxes on the concept map
should make both grammatical and logical/physical sense. There is one concept from the
list per blank box. (Some concepts might be duplicates, but there is still one concept provided per blank box.)
Hints and Suggested Strategy:
- There is not necessarily any connection between the size of a blank concept box and the length of the concept that fits into it.
- The first two blank concepts (immediately below the topmost one) together completely determine the topmost concept; that is, if you know these two, then you don't need to know anything else to determine the topmost one.
- There are many possible connections among concepts. Look for the strongest, most direct grammatical and logical/physical connections possible.
- Examine the list of concepts, look for very strong connections among two or more of them in a cluster, then look for a place for the cluster that fits somewhere on the map.
Concept Maps (click on the links)
Assignments, Handouts, etc.