How do greenhouse gases affect the climate? Explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. What happens when you add clouds? Change the greenhouse gas concentration and see how the temperature changes. Then compare to the effect of glass panes. Zoom in and see how light interacts with molecules. Do all atmospheric gases contribute to the greenhouse effect?
Sample Learning Goals
Describe the effect of greenhouse gases on photons and temperature
Describe the effect of clouds on photons and temperature
Compare the effect of greenhouse gases to the effect of glass panes
Describe the interaction of photons with atmospheric gases