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Why does it get so hot inside of our cars in the summertime? The greenhouse effect! Lab groups experiment to see what happens to an ice cube enclosed in a jar and placed in sunlight as compared to an ice cube outside of the jar. They record the corresponding temperatures as the experiment proceeds. They relate their findings to actual data on the increased carbon dioxide concentration in our atmosphere. It would be beneficial to provide atmospheric temperatures for the same time period to make the connection more obvious. Overall, this is a terrific lesson on a foundational topic.
Students explore the greenhouse effect. They set up a simplified model of the earth and the greenhouse effect. Students compare temperatures inside a jar to temperatures outside the jar. Pupils collect information and create a line graph. They draw conclusions about how an envelope of greenhouse gases is affecting the earth.
Ninth graders create a model of greenhouse effect in the lab. In this integrated science instructional activity, 9th graders investigate the different variables affecting this condition. They research about global warming and prepare a PowerPoint presentation to share with the class.
Students complete an online simulation of the greenhouse effect. In this lesson on the greenhouse effect, students use a website, similar to a webquest, to simulate and answer questions on how the greenhouse effect works. This lesson is part of a larger unit on climate change.
Students create a model of the greenhouse effect by using bottles sealed with plastic wrap. In this greenhouse effect lesson students set up an experiment by breathing into one bottle and sealing it. The second bottle is simply sealed. Students measure temperature throughout with a TI CBL2 or Vernier Labpro. Charts and guided questions are included to assist students in analyzing their results.
Students explore global warming by conducting a weather experiment. In this greenhouse gas lesson, students define the greenhouse effect and the impact on our ozone layer. Students utilize a soda pop bottle, floodlight bulb, thermometers and lamp to create the greenhouse effect inside their classroom, recording their observations afterwards.
Students demonstrate the greenhouse effect. They recognize that relatively small changes to our environment can stimulate significant climate changes. They determine that the "scientific method" is a process of testing hypotheses and that global climate changes will affect us far beyond simply warming the outdoor air temperatures. Vocabulary Baseline Carbon dioxide Convection Energy
Students define the term 'global climate change' and explore how it affects our lives. They research greenhouse gases and identify what events are causing an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Students view videos, conduct experiments and participate in class discussion.
Learners simulate the greenhouse effect using a group activity. In this physical science lesson, students discuss the possible effects of greenhouse gases in the environment. They analyze a graph of projected community temperature and discuss ideas about using alternative forms of energy.