Lesson Plan

Greenhouse Gas Simulation

Develop a critical understanding of the Greenhouse Effect on Earth
Marisa M.
Classroom teacher
East-West School of International Studies
Flushing, NY
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Identify the common types of photons (sunlight and infrared) and their impact on the Earth's atmosphere.
  • Describe relative strength of common greenhouse gases.
  • Explain how energy from photons is reflected or absorbed.
  • Compare the greenhouse effect on Earth during different time periods and differing atmospheric composition.
  • Analyze data from the Keeling Curve and recent trends in mean global temperature as a function of human activity.
Subjects
Science
astronomy
biology
chemistry
ecosystems
energy
geology
measurement
plants
substance properties
weather
Social Studies
social justice
events
global awareness
the economy
Grades 9 - 12
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