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Lesson 2: The Greenhouse Effect


This lesson presents students with a review of the greenhouse effect and the overall energy gains by the earth due to the enhancement of this process. To illustrate the ideas presented, the class will do an investigation logging the temperatures inside and outside of an aquarium, with and without vegetation. The molecular level interactions between light energy and gases will then be presented with a PowerPoint in order for students to better understand the proposed mechanism for the greenhouse effect.