Advancers – The Greenhouse Effect

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This week in Advancers we looked at the Greenhouse Effect which is a process that occurs when gases in Earth’s atmosphere trap the Sun’s heat. This process makes Earth much warmer than it would be without an atmosphere. The greenhouse effect is one of the things that makes Earth a comfortable place to live.

We started by creating sprites for the Earth, atmosphere, space, the Sun and we used an arrow to represent the flow of heat from the Sun to the Earth and back out to space. We used a costume change on the heat sprite to represent the difference between shortwave radiation from the Sun (yellow) and longwave radiation from the Earth(red).

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We made our own blocks so we could reuse some of our scripts and we used the Clone blocks to give the effect of a stream of arrows flowing from the Sun to Earth and back out to space.

scripts

Oliver will be back when we return on 09-Nov-2019.

See you all then, happy Halloween!

Declan and Eoin

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