“Greenhouse S'Mores” introduces students to concepts related to the greenhouse effect and provides background content to inform students’ thinking about climate change. Students will observe how some transparent materials allow light to pass through, but do not let heat escape. Students will make observations and predictions, model, and draw conclusions based on their investigation.
- Different materials absorb and trap heat differently.
- Some materials allow light to pass through but do not let heat escape.
Student pages in the teacher’s guide are provided in English and in Spanish.
Keywords: energy | experiment | global change | global warming | greenhouse effect | greenhouse gas | heat | ozone | sun | temperature | lesson
- Photo © Brent Hofacker. Licensed for use.
- Moreno N., and B. Tharp. (2011). The Science of Global Atmospheric Change Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-76-7.
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My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education