A GLANCE AT THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT IN HIGH SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS: IS IT SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS PHENOMENON?

Anderson Cezar Lobato Cristina Neres da Silva Rochel Montero Lago Zenilda de Lourdes Cardeal Ana Luiza de Quadros About the authors

Widely available textbooks are an important source of research for high school teachers for both content selection and class preparation. As an attempt to adapt to new educational trends, these textbooks have introduced texts and subjects relevant for the discussion of current problems of the modern society. In the chemistry textbooks the Greenhouse Effect is one of these subjects. The aim of this work is to analyze the elements and discussion given in the textbooks on this topic. It was observed in general a simplistic treatment given to greenhouse effect and in order to improve the texts analyzed some suggestions are made.

Chemical education; greenhouse effect; textbooks


Faculdade de Educação da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627, CEP 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, Tel.: (55 31) 3409-5338, Fax: (55 31) 3409-5337 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
E-mail: ensaio@fae.ufmg.br