Sunlight, Infrared, CO2, and the Ground

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How bright are your classes? An interactive lesson has scholars explore how light interacts with carbon dioxide in the air and the surface of the earth. They watch a temperature scale as light interacts with the environment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the simulation to model the effect of infrared light on the temperature of molecules
  • Allow the simulation to run for a class period and observe the effect on temperature after an extended period of time
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of infrared light
Pros

  • Allows individuals to explore at their own pace
  • Combines different aspects of infrared light
Cons

  • None