MYP 10

Unit 10.6.6: The greenhouse effect


  • To know that carbon dioxide, methane and water all absorb IR radiation
  • To understand that high energy radiation from the sun heats up the earth.
  • To know that the heated earth radiates IR radiation
  • To understand the carbon cycle
  • To understand that anthropogenic sources of carbon dioxide disrupt the carbon cycle
  • To know the likely effects of global warming
  • To examine possible ways to reduce carbon dioxide
  • To appreciate that the global issues involved are complex



Student activity



Criterion B

Criterion C

Teaching notes



The rates of chemical reactions

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