Greenhouse Gases Exposed

In this activity, students learn about the relationship between greenhouse gases and global warming through a simple teacher demo or hands-on lab activity. Everyday materials are used: beakers, baking soda, vinegar, candle, thermometers, heat source such as a goose-necked lamp, etc. Students shine a light onto three thermometers: a control, an upside down beaker w/ a thermometer and air, and a beaker in which CO2 had been poured.

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Victoria Babcock
Janet Collie
EcoHealth
Activity takes one class period. Additional materials required.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Time suggestion for activity won't allow for much discussion or knowledge testing.

The "Global Warming Worksheet" is actually an informational page and not a worksheet.

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