Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

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  • 1. The Greenhouse Effect
  • 2. What is the greenhouse effect?
    • Read pg. 456, including figure 3.
    • Then turn to pg. 540. Read this page also, including figure 6 at the bottom.
    • Close your book when you have finished reading both pages. Think about the question at the top.
  • 3. What causes the greenhouse effect?
    • It is caused by gases in the atmosphere that trap thermal energy (heat). The gases absorb thermal energy and radiate it back to Earth.
  • 4. Which gases cause the greenhouse effect?
    • Water vapor
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Methane
    • Nitrous oxide
    • Now for some BrainPOP…
  • 5. Global Warming
  • 6. Proof of global warming
  • 7. REAL arguments for global warming
    • Read pg. 457 and pg. 540-541 (you’ve already read pg. 540 focusing on greenhouse effect).
    • Now write a definition of global warming.
  • 8. REAL arguments for global warming
    • http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html
    • Web site – write it down as source #2 and then record ideas from the site in the appropriate box on your worksheet.
    • BrainPOP – source #3 – watch and record any helpful ideas for either box.
      • Username: memorialscience
      • Password: mms
  • 9. REAL arguments for global warming
    • Using the other articles provided, collect ideas for both opinions about global warming. They are over on Mr. Hoegh’s teacher desk. Read the directions on your worksheet to help you.