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The Greenhouse Effect

National Geographic

This interactive contains four animated slides that introduce the greenhouse effect. An additional animation offers to 'explore more'.

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Greenhouse Effect
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Middle (6-8)
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High School (9-12)
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Slides are suitable for middle school students. Readings in the "explore more" section are more for higher level students.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • "Explore more" section may be more appropriate for the educator than the student.

About the Science

  • Four slides that introduce the greenhouse effect. Three videos are offered to "explore more". Simple visual and text explanation of the natural greenhouse effect and how human activities are intensifying this effect.
  • Comment from expert scientist: It is well built, and very clear. It is clear and simple in the way it explains what greenhouse effect is, what the main greenhouse gases are, and what effect they exert.

About the Pedagogy

  • The "Explore More" button contains links to a video about the causes of global warming, a map of global warming effects, and a quiz about climate change.
  • The extra material is good. But it is not clear how one could answer all the questions correctly in the quiz. There are some problems with the wording of the quiz, which may be misleading.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • User can click forward and backward through the 4 animated slides of content. There are some advertisements along the side of the interactive.

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