Teaching about heat or the greenhouse effect?
Let students discover it for themselves with this printable, reproducible lab!
Also available as a part of the Heat and Heat Transfer Teacher Pack.
Students will be able to explain and describe the greenhouse effect as the process of an atmosphere trapping and holding heat.
Common Core Standard(s) Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
This lab/lesson is designed as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
This lab/lesson allows students to compare the temperature changes inside and outside of an enclosed atmosphere. After students set up and begin the lab, they use text or notes to briefly research the greenhouse effect. Then, they return to the lab to observe and analyze the results!
*It is important to preview this lab before conducting with students. Temperature change results may vary with types of light bulbs and plastic bags.
-Greenhouse Effect Intro Lab Worksheet
-Greenhouse Effect Intro Lab Worksheet Answer Key