Learning objects The greenhouse effect

TLF ID M019535

This is an interactive resource about how greenhouse gases affect the climate. Students use a simulation to explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. They change variables such as adding clouds, changing greenhouse gas concentrations and see how the temperature changes. They can then compare this to the effect of adding glass panes. Students can zoom in and see how light interacts with molecules and explore whether all atmospheric gases contribute to the greenhouse effect. This interactive resource is supported by tips for teachers and ideas for using the resource submitted by other educators.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year ten science curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description referring to global systems and the atmosphere. The resource is also useful for the content description relating to using digital technologies to collect and record data.
  • This resource is also somewhat relevant to the systems organising idea of the sustainibility cross-curriculum priority.
Year level

10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Publisher
  • Name: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Organization: University of Colorado Boulder
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Online
Rights
  • © 2015 University of Colorado. This resource may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence, available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, provided that the source is acknowledged. PhET logo may be used for attribution purposes only.