North, South, East, West: A Study of Microclimate
Organization(s):Roswell Kent Middle School
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
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Report Type(s):Standard Research Report
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The problem of too short of a growing season is a problem faced annually by gardeners. The hypothesis for this research study is the south side of a building would be the most absorbent of sunlight, resulting in warmer temperatures and resulting in a longer growing season. Surface temperatures were taken on the north, south, east, and west sides of a house and a school. Out of the four directions south and west were the warmest side of both a house and school. It would be best to plant a garden on the south or west sides of a building according to the data. Doing a similar study on more buildings or for an entire year should confirm the validity of this research project.
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