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The Carbon Almanac

Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect

Grades: 7th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Geography, Science, STEAM

Student Instructions

It is time to learn about the Greenhouse Effect! 1. Click this link link https://thecarbonalmanac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/GenC_ebook.pdf and read pages 19-22 of the ebook: "Generation Carbon: It's time to start" 2. Next, click the add button to start a new submission. 3. Use the drawing tool to draw a greenhouse growing plants in cold weather. 4. Use the label tool to label the following things on the drawing of your greenhouse: - The Sun - The glass roof - The plants or flowers growing inside 5. Next use the label to write 2 sentences explaining how the greenhouse works to grow plants in cold weather. Let's now look at how our Earth is warming up because of greenhouse gases and causing crazy weather like floods, droughts, and really hot weather. 6. Answer this question: label What are some examples of greenhouse gases? 7. Lastly, label Explain how the greenhouse gases act like a greenhouse to warm up our Earth.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity is designed to get students thinking about how our Earth is warming up, much like plants inside a greenhouse. Materials are from The Carbon Alamanac's free Kid's edition. For more free climate change teaching resources, see the resources below: - To learn more about The Carbon Almanac, visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/ - To learn more about the free kids' ebook visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/kids - To learn more about the free educator's guide (featuring full lesson plans) visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/177/