GREENHOUSE EFFECT EPA WEBQUEST

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GREENHOUSE EFFECT EPA WEBQUEST
Log on to http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
Complete the following questions.
Climate Change (What it is…)
1. How much has Earth warmed over the past 100 years? __________________________
2. What is the difference between the greenhouse effect and global warming?
3. How is global warming related to climate change?
4. Define greenhouse gas and give three examples.
Climate and Weather
5. How are weather and climate similar and how are they different?
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Greenhouse Effect . . .
6. Watch the animation of the greenhouse effect and draw a picture of the entire process.
7. Take the quiz at the end of the animation and print your score.
What is the Climate System?
8. Watch the animation of the planet’s carbon cycle. Identify where carbon moves between
locations and then explain the process.
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9. Which of the following performs respiration? (circle one)
Animals only
Plants only
Plants and Animals
10. List five ways humans affect the carbon cycle.
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4. ____________________________________________________________________________
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Climate’s Come a Long Way!
11. Create a timeline to illustrate the history of climate change including current conditions and
future projections.
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The Climate Detectives
12. In what ways do scientists gather evidence about global climate change?
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13. Which devices listed above tell us about the past? ______________________________
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So What’s the BIG DEAL?
14. How will climate change affect the following:
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Human Health - _________________________________________________
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Ecological Systems - ______________________________________________
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Sea Level Rise - __________________________________________________
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Crops and Food Supply - ___________________________________________
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We Can Make A Difference!
15. Name and describe at least five things YOU can do to make our planet a better place?
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