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The Greenhouse Effect
This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. In this unit students learn about what the greenhouse effect is and what causes it. By looking at greenhouse gas rates and amounts, students can propose reasons for trends and solutions to global warming. Parts of the unit include gathering information from other websites, applying the data gathered, and performing enrichment exercises. This site contains a downloadable teachers guide, student guide, and all activity sheets to make the unit complete.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-125
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • B - Physical science:
        • Properties and changes of properties in matter
        • Transfer of energy
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research


Contributor: Dr John V. Dempsey
University of South Alabama