Earth's Energy Balance

A presentation suitable for Grades 6-8 looking at Earth’s energy balance. Presentation includes multi-choice questions to engage students and get them thinking about the subject throughout the presentation.

Learning Objective(s):
Explore the concept of the Earth’s energy balance.
Recognize how changes in the Earth’s Energy Balance affect the global climate.

Main Skills: Interpret written text, diagrams, and graphs.

Duration: Approximately 45 mins

32 slides covering:
• Energy
• Energy Balance
• Atmosphere Gases
• The Greenhouse Effect
• Upsetting the Earth’s Energy Balance
• Radiative Forcings
• Earth’s Energy Balance
• Radiative Forcings - The Sun
• Radiative Forcings - Atmospheric Aerosols
• Radiative Forcings - Volcanoes
• Radiative Forcings - Greenhouse Gases
• Radiative Forcings - Surface Albedo
• Forcings and Feedback
• Feedback and Water
• Earth’s Energy Balance


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Created: Oct 31, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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