This is a two part lab. Part 1: Students will observe and measure how quickly different land materials on Earth heat up from a heat lamp (the sun). Students take temperatures every 5 minutes and make conclusions about how Earth's land and water absorb heat.
Part 2: In between taking readings every five minutes students watch Mythbusters GreenHouse Gases (video can be found on Discovery Ed and YouTube). Students watch as greenhouse gases absorb more heat. Students relate the Mythbusters video to the scientific method.