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The Greenhouse Effect: The Role of CO2

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Though this is meant to be second in a two-part lesson, the two are not dependent on each other. Pupils play the roles of visible light rays, light or dark surfaces, and carbon dioxide molecules. They interact and react according to protocol. Results are discussed in regard to how simulation represents the effect that carbon dioxide has on the greenhouse effect. 

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