Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming


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What are the three major greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere?

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1. Which of the following does NOT contribute to increase in carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere?

2. Which of the following statements is true about the Mesozoic period that lasted between 65 and 250 million years ago?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, and global warming. Things you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include the major greenhouse gases and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at different points in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The three major greenhouse gases
  • The last time in Earth's history that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were over 400ppm
  • Carbon dioxide levels during the Mesozoic period
  • What will likely happen if atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to rise

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of global warming
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about atmospheric pollution in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding greenhouse gases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels

Additional Learning

To learn more about greenhouse gases, review the corresponding lesson on Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the effects of humans on the carbon cycle
  • Discuss greenhouse gases
  • Explore global warming
  • Consider the impact of global warming