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Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change Educator Guide from MIT's TILclimate Podcast

Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education
Resource Type Activity, Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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We hear about greenhouse gases, but what exactly are they? Students explore the metaphors and models surrounding the causes of climate change through hands-on demonstrations and modeling.

SWBAT
Explain how greenhouse gases trap heat
Understand why certain atmospheric gases are considered “greenhouse gases”
Create a model to explain the greenhouse effect.

Skills
Modeling
Following a protocol
Communication

For the Google Drive version of this resource, visit https://climate.mit.edu/greenhouse-gases-educator-guide

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TILclimate Greenhouse Gases Educator Guide FULL.pdf

Activity
October 5, 2023
0.8 MB
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How to Use TILclimate Educator Guides.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
October 5, 2023
0.3 MB
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Standards

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth's systems result in changes in climate.
Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

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