Greenhouse Gases

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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.

Have you heard about Greenhouse Gases in the news but are still confused on what they are? This class will focus on the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour. Students will examine how these gases absorb infrared radiation and then radiate energy back to the Earth. Then, students will gain a better understanding of the natural greenhouse effect, which is essential to life on Earth and the ways that humans are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect. 

This class is aimed at chemistry students in Year 9 - 11 but is great for any student who is curious about Greenhouse Gases.

Related Classes: Evolution of the Earth's AtmosphereHuman Activity and Greenhouse GasesGlobal Climate Change

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

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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