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Students discover which gases are greenhouse gases—and how they affect Earth’s energy budget.

Building greenhouse gases activity

Using modelling clay, cable ties and cocktail sticks they will produce models of methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, argon and water vapour and explore what makes a greenhouse gas.

The documents below explain how to run the activity and provide all the templates and materials you’ll need.

Curriculum links

Downloadable resources

Building greenhouse gases: student activity sheet (PDF Document)

Building greenhouse gases: instructions for teachers (PDF Document)

Building greenhouse gases: slides (PDF Document)