Greenhouse Effect Video - Scott Denning

In this short video, atmospheric scientist Scott Denning gives a candid and entertaining explanation of how greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere warm our planet.

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Changing Climates project at Colorado State University UCAR with portions from Windows to the Universe
UCAR Center for Science Education

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educator could embed this video in a lesson on the greenhouse effect and climate change.

Educator may want to provide some of the definitions to key words along with the video.

Working in small groups and class discussions will help students with different learning styles.

This video could be very useful for professional development for teachers prior to teaching the greenhouse effect. This is especially true for middle school teachers or high school teachers who are not fluent in climate science. The method of explanations offered here are very easy to relate to.