Greenhouse are found in nursery where different plants grow

In a greenhouse, sunlight is allowed to enter

But it is not allowed to go out

The heats get trapped and warm the nursery

This is called the Greenhouse effect

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Which gas causes Greenhouse Effect in atmosphere and How?

Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) causes greenhouse effect in atmosphere

It is also caused by gases like methane and nitrous oxide and water vapour

How does CO 2 cause Greenhouse effect?

Sun rays fall on earth

They reflect on earth's surface 

Carbondioxode in air traps heat of sun

This helps in keeping earth's surface warm

This is the reason plants, animals and human beings are able to survive on earth

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 18 Class 8 - Pollution of Air and Water

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.