Lesson Plan

"Greenhouse Gasses"                Climate Change: 4-6th Grade       

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Subject:
Climate, Climate Change, Earth Science, Environment, Physical Education
Duration:
60 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors or outdoors
National/State Standards:
Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards

SC.5.L.14.2
SC.5.L.15.1
SS.5.C.2.4
SS.5.C.2.5
LA.5.5.2.2

Overview

This is an active, running game. Students will be able to show how
infra-red radiation is trapped by greenhouse gasses.
Students will understand what happens to the temperature
of the planet if more greenhouse gasses are put
into the atmosphere.


Background

Our "Climate Change" unit is broken into three lesson plans, each taking 60 minutes to complete, and targeted mainly at fifth and sixth grade students. A class needn't complete every lesson in the unit, though some lessons do refer to one another and are better done in sequence. However, each lesson comes with its own set of objectives and resources.

 

Check out these other lessons:

 

Lesson 2: Carbon Budget

Lesson 3: Sea Level Rise

 



Additional Resources

http://www.nps.gov/ever/forteachers/climatechangeforkids.htm



Vocabulary

Greenhouse gas, molecule, climate change, energy