What Is Greenhouse Gas? - Definition, Causes & Effects


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Which of the following is NOT a major greenhouse gas?

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1. Greenhouse gases are beneficial because _____.

2. Why are people so concerned about the greenhouse effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the causes and effects of greenhouse gas. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know what the greenhouse effect is and why it is a concern.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The major greenhouse gases
  • Why greenhouse gases are beneficial
  • Why people are concerned about the greenhouse effect
  • Reasons for the increase in greenhouse gases
  • What the temperature of the earth would be without greenhouse gases

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the causes and effects of greenhouse gases
  • Making connections - understand the concept of the greenhouse effect
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about greenhouse gases in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding effects of greenhouse gases

Additional Learning

To learn more about greenhouse gases, review the corresponding lesson on the Causes and Effects of Greenhouse Gas. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define greenhouse gas and greenhouse effect
  • Discuss the concern over the greenhouse effect
  • Explore the causes and effects of greenhouse gas