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6.1 Introduction to the atmosphere

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

The Greenhouse Effect

Experiment #24 from Earth Science with Vernier

In this experiment, you will

  • Use Temperature Probes to measure temperatures in a model greenhouse and a control.
  • Use the results to make conclusions about the greenhouse effect.

Inquiry

Global Warming

Experiment #20 from Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

In the Preliminary Activity, you will gain experience using a Temperature Probe and learn technique that can be used in your subsequent research.

After completing the Preliminary Activity, you will first use reference sources to find out more about global warming, the greenhouse effect, and the enhanced greenhouse effect before you choose and investigate a researchable question.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Environmental Systems and Societies
Section
Core
Topic
6. Atmospheric systems and societies

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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