What is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition & Impact


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What is the greenhouse effect?

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1. Which greenhouse gas is mostly responsible for human-caused global warming?

2. Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine your knowledge of the greenhouse effect by using this quiz and worksheet combination. Areas of emphasis on the quiz include greenhouse gases and their effect on the solar system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While taking the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Definition of the greenhouse effect
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Impact of greenhouse effect on the Earth and other planets

Skills Practiced

Brush up on the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how cold Earth would be without the greenhouse effect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various greenhouse gases
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about global warming created by humans in a different light

Additional Learning

For those interested in learning more about this subject, you can look at the accompanying lesson named What Is the Greenhouse Effect? - Definition, Impact & Quiz. You'll study the following objectives:

  • Which planet in the solar system has the strongest greenhouse effect
  • Greenhouse effect on humans
  • Potentially dangerous temperature increases