Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect Teaching Box

Greenhouse Effect Teaching Box This teaching box provides resources related to the greenhouse effect. It will help you teach how the greenhouse effect works, and how it prevents Earth from becoming a frozen ball of ice, and why there is too much of it happening today.

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  • Topic: The Greenhouse Effect
  • Level: Middle and high school

Introduction to the Greenhouse Effect

Students will learn how greenhouse gases temporarily trap heat within Earth's atmosphere, warming our planet via the greenhouse effect.