This tool helps students to visualize the structure of the molecules of atmospheric gases and to understand the effect of electromagnetic radiation on these molecules. The activity will also introduce the topic of greenhouse gases and their role in climate.

About the Tool

Tool Name The Greenhouse Effect
Discipline Chemistry
Topic(s) in Discipline Interaction of Molecules with Electromagnetic Radiation, Molecular Structure of Carbon Compounds (CO2, CH4)
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere, The Greenhouse Effect
Type of Tool Interactive Visualization
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation Many
Developed by PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder
Hosted at PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder
Link https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/greenhouse
Access Online, Offline
Computer Skills Basic

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