Heating it Up: The Chemistry of the Greenhouse Effect

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This lesson explores the chemistry of some of the greenhouse gases that affect Earth's climate. Third in a series of 9 lessons from an online module entitled 'Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change'.

Performance Expectations

HS-PS4-4   Evaluate the validity and reliability of claims in published materials of the effects that different frequencies of electromagnetic radiation have when absorbed by matter.

HS-ESS2-4   Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.

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