STEMvironment-Tuesday: The Greenhouse Effect

STEMvironment-Tuesday: The Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect happens when certain gases—known as greenhouse gases—collect in Earth’s atmosphere. These gases include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorinated gases, and ozone. Today our STEMvironmentalists used data inputs on normal versus actual temperatures in Aurora, IL to identify the pattern of increasing or decreasing on a bar graph. Then they did a lab which helped them deduce the mechanism of greenhouse gases.

Ask your student:

  • What Greenhouse gas is largest contributor to the rising temperatures? (CO2)
  • What can we do to limit this gas?

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