How Do Greenhouse Gases Actually Work?

Why does the temperature on the moon get so much hotter and colder than the temperature on the earth? The video answers this question and many more. It incorporates a discussion of the importance of atmosphere and how greenhouse gases lead to a better understanding of global warming.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use a KWL chart to determine if pupils realize greenhouse gases are good if they are in the right proportions
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of molecules, electromagnetic charges, and radiation
  • Comments contain inappropriate material for most classes, so avoid displaying them when showing the video
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in 10 different languages
  • Awesome animations keep viewers engaged
Cons

  • None