Overview

# Chemistry of Carbon Compounds

As a high school Chemistry teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching the chemistry of carbon and its compounds, the interaction of greenhouse gas molecules with electromagnetic radiation, and environmental chemistry.

This lesson plan allows students to visualize the molecular structure of atmospheric gases and to understand the effect of electromagnetic radiation on these molecules. The activity will also introduce the topic of greenhouse gases and their role in climate change. Thus, the use of this Lesson Plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Chemistry. This is a step-by-step guide to using this lesson plan in the classroom/laboratory. We have suggested these steps as a possible plan of action. You may customize the lesson plan according to your preferences and requirements.

Grade Level: Highechool
Discipline: Chemistry
Topics in Discipline: Interaction of Molecules with Electromagnetic Radiation, Molecular Vibrations and Molecular Structure of Carbon Compounds (CO2, CH4), Greehouse Gases
Climate Topic: Climate and the Atmosphere, The Greenhouse Effect
Location: Global
Languages: This Lesson Plan is available in various languages as, English, العَرَبِيَّة, Brazilian Portuguese, Français, हिन्दी, Italian, ಕನ್ನಡ ,Kiswahili, मराठी, മലയാളം, Español, தமிழ் .
Access: Online
Duration: 80-100 min

Learning outcomes

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  • visualize the molecular structure of atmospheric gases
  • describe the effect of electromagnetic radiation on these molecules
  • identify greenhouse gases and examine their role in climate change

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