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Learning outcomes



This activity has been designed to help students to:

  • revise/give an overview of the meaning of atoms, molecules, elements and compounds.
  • understand that molecules are made of two or more atoms, and that there’s a variety of different molecules, named according to their constituent atoms.
  • understand how the bonds between atoms give each molecule a particular shape and different modes of vibration.
  • know that carbon dioxide, methane and water vapour are greenhouse gases, and argon, nitrogen and oxygen are not.
  • understand that greenhouse gases are made up of more than two atoms.
  • understand how greenhouse gases increase Earth’s temperature.