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3. Greenhouse Gases and Energy Balance

High School Version 2011

Students will be able to identify greenhouse gases and their sources and apply the properties of these gases and radiative forcing to model Earth's energy budget.

 Lesson Guide

3.1.2 Quiz LP1 & LP2
3.1.3 Greenhouse Gases Slides
3.1.4 Student Notes Handout (for use during slides and resonance model activity)
3.1.4a Task Card for Resonance Models
3.1.5 Resonance Model Making OPTIONAL (if you want students to make their own resonance models)
3.1.6 Goldilocks Activity OPTIONAL
3.1.7 Homework - Lab Set Up

3.2.1a Greenhouse Gas Lab INQUIRY
3.2.1b Greenhouse Gas Lab WRITTEN
3.2.2 Concept Map Homework

3.3.1 Bathtub Thoughts Handout
3.3.2 Gas Files Activity
3.3.3 Mitigation Strategies Slides
3.3.4 Concept Map Homework
3.3.5 Pictures of Power Plants OPTIONAL

Whole Unit PDF

Greenhouse Gases short video - optional

 Video:  Scott Denning and Resonance

another version on Stanford server, not as good quality

Video:  Eco-Man explains Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming