Mapping the IPCC Report onto the Curriculum: Atmosphere – Energy


Atmosphere - Energy

Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, causing it to warm.

IPCC Summary for Policymakers (SPM) content

  • A.1.1 Observed increases in well-mixed greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations since around 1750 are unequivocally caused by human activities…

  • A.1.2 Each of the last four decades has been successively warmer than any decade that preceded it since 1850…

  • Figure SPM.1 History of global temperature change and causes of recent warming.


Science Standards: NGSS SEP, DCI, CC

SEP: Analyzing & Interpreting Data

PS3.A Definitions of energy

PS4.B Electromagnetic radiation

ESS3.D Global climate change

CC: Cause & Effect

CC: Energy & Matter


PRI Climate Resources

Greenhouse Video #1 Seeing (Infra)red

Greenhouse Video #2 Greenhouse in a Beaker

Greenhouse Video #4 Long & Short of IR

Exhibit: Changing Climate: Our Future, Our Choice