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171 resources with the concept greenhouse gases

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Tending To The Greenhouse

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate global warming through initial discussion of recent findings of an 11-day lengthening of the growing season caused by warmer temperatures. They research and propose solutions for restricting greenhouse gases.
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
How do we know global warming isn't just mother nature having hot flashes? The video describes the greenhouse effect and how it is necessary to life on this planet. Then it explains greenhouse gases and how increasing them can lead to...
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Too Cool for School-The Greenhouse Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create a town model and analyze the type of greenhouse gases their town emits. In this earth science lesson, students build greenhouses to investigate how trapped heat causes temperature change. They relate this activity to...
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Carbon Footprint Estimator

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover what a Carbon Footprint represents. In this sustainable lifestyle lesson, students determine their Carbon Footprint as an individual and as a class. Students use a the Internet to calculate how many earths it would take...
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Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students compare the heat absorbing properties of greenhouse gases. For this global warming lesson, students view a video and write an essay about global warming. They use a lamp and bottles of greenhouse gases to compare the heat...
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Introducing Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students view an Internet animation and discuss sustainable development. In this climate change lesson, students view a web animation. They use an individual and group discussion format to explore the concept of sustainable development.
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Energetic Citizenship

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze how to use less energy. In this energy conservation activity, students discuss fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs and experiment to examine the energy of both sources using thermometers. Students complete the...
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Going Carbon Neutral

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read an ocean news article titled, "Going Carbon Neutral," provided in the lesson through a link. Students develop definitions to any words not understood, and "Think, Pair, Share" about their personal sources of emissions....
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Take the One-Tonne Challenge!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore about the One-Tonne Challenge, and work out how they could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by one tonne, through individual actions and by influencing other people. Students use a GHG emission table to...
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Science: Evidence for Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the evidence for global warming and its causes. They analyze mean temperature data of a location for two twenty-year time periods (1891-1910 and 1981-2001). Students also assess atmospheric CO2 concentrations and graph...
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Greenhouse Gases Exposed

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the relationship between greenhouse gases and global warming. Carbon dioxide is studied as a contributor to the problem.
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Goldilocks and the Three Planets

For Teachers 8th - 10th
New ReviewIt's great to have been born on Earth, not Venus or Mars. Pupils look at the spectra of gases in the atmospheres of the three planets to identify their compositions. They consider the amount of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide,...
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Bio-Benefits

For Students 6th - 12th
Kick-start a discussion of the importance of biodiversity with a colorful resource that touts the benefits of maintaining healthy ecosystems. The images stress the interdependence of all the elements of an ecosystem.
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Utah Open Textbook: Earth Science

For Students 9th - 12th
From the vast universe to natural disasters, Earth Science studies phenomena both near and far. A complete textbook offers informational resources for a high school Earth Science course. Chapters include topics such as the universe,...
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The Ozone Layer: The 'Hole' - Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to the "hole" truth! Part four of the 7-part series about Earth's atmosphere gives learners the facts about the depletion of our ozone layer. Simply animated and concisely narrated, the video leads viewers from the...
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Greenhouse Gas Modeling Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why are greenhouse gases called greenhouse gases? Young Earth scientists learn about greenhouse gases though experimentation in the second installment of a 3-part series. They use lamps to model radiant energy as well as warming through...
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Considering the Possible Benefits and Risks, is Becoming a Vegetarian a Smart Decision?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
This skill-building activity encourages learners to evaluate evidence and to use strong evidence to support a stance on a controversial issue. Individuals use bar graphs to rate the strength of arguments for the benefits and risks in...
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Intro to Carbon Sequestration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Increase awareness of the greenhouse effect with this clip. Global climate change poses a problem if our planet becomes warmer than is possible to sustain life. Reduction in carbon emissions is essential in the next few decades and can...
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Miracle Planet - Snow Ball Earth 2/5

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Simulations of a snowball effect recurring on the earth show how life might have survived and might continue to survive if our planet freezes over again. How a snowball event starts is unknown, but it could be related to greenhouse...
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What are the Challenges?

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Young scholars discuss energy. In this energy challenges lesson, students read about greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. Comprehension questions from the reading are provided. 
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 7th - 10th
In this atmosphere worksheet, students review what gases trap heat energy in the Earth's atmosphere and what causes the three main climate zones on Earth. This worksheet has 4 fill in the blank and 6 short answer questions.
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Environment: Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore climate change and the greenhouse effect. Using provided definitions, they assess local weather conditions and analyze long term climatic data for their areas. Once they explore the concept of and connection between...
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Language Arts: Climate Change Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students debate climate change and its causes. They examine articles about the topic and use the information to form their arguments. Students use debate sequence sheets and debater's grids during the exercise.
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Research Question - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students review information from concept map to identify possible causes of greenhouse gas emissions, choose factor that they feel is largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in their town, and write research question on topic.