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Global Warming

Norman Herr & Greg Zem

Content Standards

Global Warming

Energy Balance


  • temperature of table top
  • temperature in beaker
  • temperature in beaker with carbon dioxide
  • inivisible infrared radiation


  • speed is a function of light intentisy

Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse gases

Natural Reactions

Carbon Dioxide

  • Trends in carbon dioxide levels
  • Activities & Demonstrations
  • dry ice sublimation
    • "shiver dollar"
    • exthinguish candle
    • pH change
    • carbon dioxide is denser than air
    • floating soap bubbles
  • carbon dioxide production
    • yeast and sugar in flask - respiration
    • vinegar and baking soda -extinguish candle
    • exhaling into a flask
  • combustion
    • observe a candle burn - where does the mass go?
    • combustion time under different size flasks
    • combustion of coal
  • carbon dioxide release from solution

Can Human Activity Influence Weather and Climate?


Movies & Other Resources





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