Greenhouse Gases

Curriculum support20 mins£3

Key takeaways
A description of the natural and enhanced greenhouse effect.
An explanation of how greenhouse gases absorb infrared radiation and radiate it back to Earth.
A discussion on how humans are increasing the strength of the greenhouse effect.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Do you know what the Greenhouse gases are? This class will focus on the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour. We will look at how these gases absorb infrared radiation and then radiate energy back to the Earth. We will describe the natural greenhouse effect, which is essential to life on Earth and the ways that humans are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. 

Related Classes:
If you found this class interesting, you may like to watch our free Careers Guidance Class 'Becoming a Climate Change Officer' to see how you apply the lessons you've learned in this class to a career. 

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Suitable for:

This class is for students in Years 9-11 or S3-S5 studying Chemistry.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:

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