The Greenhouse Effect

Sandra Henderson, Carol McLaren, UCAR/Office of Education & Outreach, Science Discovery Program

This site provides an overview of the Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect by briefly exploring the atmospheres of nearby planets and discussing the greenhouse gases of our atmosphere, such as, water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and nitrous oxide. Students will learn that the heat-trapping ability of a greenhouse is influenced by a number of factors, including the transparency of the greenhouse cover, and color and texture of the planet's surfaces. This site serves as a resource for and includes links to two classroom activities.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science