Climate Change Lesson 3 : The Greenhouse Effect

EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

In January 2012, for the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the GHG Reporting Program. The data set shows 2010 U.S. GHG emissions from large industrial facilities, and from suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases. Reporting entities used uniform methods for estimating emissions, which enables data to be compared and analyzed. EPA developed an easy-to-use online data publication tool, accessible at that allows users to view GHG data in a variety of ways, including by location, facility, industrial sector, or state. Retrieved June 28, 2018 from

Global Climate Change Activities

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has created a module for middle school science teachers on global climate change, Global Climate Change Activities. It is part of the UCAR Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere web site. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from

Global Climate Change Modules

Explore best practices for teaching global climate change (GCC) to middle- and high-school students with these free, self-paced modules for teachers. Each module includes STEM resources that will increase your knowledge of climate change concepts and can be used directly with students. This professional development experience was funded by NASA’s Global Climate Change Education initiative. Retrieved February 20, 2012, from


Using science as a foundation, The POET Program - Protect Our Environmental Treasures - provides a series of activities to interrelate various subjects that students learn in school and gain an insight into how these subjects can be used in “real life” situations while practicing “thinking” and “reasoning” (brain tools) skills that all students need for success as a student and in adult life. The activities on the global warming and the carbon cycle compliment this lesson. Retrieved June 28, 2018, from

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