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1. Purpose of lesson

1.1. Explain changes in balance due to external forcings (changes in solar radiation, the albedo of the atmosphere & changes in the longwave radiation returned to space)

2. Syllabus point

3. Differentiation

4. Starter

4.1. Lesson 2

4.1.1. What can affect solar radiation?

4.1.1.1. What does this map show? Can you think of reasons why this could change?

4.2. Lesson 1

4.2.1. Using diagrams - picture of a greenhouse and look at the similarities and differences of how the atmospheric system works. What vocab do they know from GCSE Science? Define gaps in knowledge. Start glossary of key terms. Difference between short and long wave radiation?

5. Main Body

5.1. Lesson 2

5.1.1. Global warming Vs. Global Dimming

5.1.2. Global Warming Swindle - Select relevant sections regarding solar energy - discussion point

5.1.3. Anthropogenic Causes Unequivocal

5.1.4. Divide into groups: Collective mindmap presenting different causes of global warming and changes to radiation patterns in atmosphere

5.2. 1. If no previous knowledge (or recap quickly) - Look at greenhouse effect diagram in resources section. Students to define key terms using the diagram: short wave radiation, long wave radiation, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels.

5.3. Lesson 1

5.3.1. 2. Look at energy balance.

6. Plenary

6.1. Lesson 2

6.1.1. Opinion - what do students think OPINION

7. Lesson outline

7.1. Describe the functioning atmospheric system - Energy balance.

7.2. Explain the changes of this balance due to external forces

7.2.1. Solar radiatio

7.2.2. Changes in Albido of the atmosphere

7.2.3. Changes in the long wave radiation returned to space

8. Resources

8.1. Diagrams

8.2. Video Links