Greenhouse Effect

This activity is a greenhouse-effect-in-a-bottle experiment. The lesson includes readings from and an inquiry lab measuring the effect of carbon dioxide and temperature change in an enclosed environment.

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Connecticut Energy Education

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educator should have some background knowledge of basic chemistry.

The aerosol activity could be done separately if desired.

Educator should talk about variables and controlled experiments before students begin this activity.

Educator may want to extend the questions to help students more critically address the objectives.

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