The Greenhouse Effect

Why does it get so hot inside of our cars in the summertime? The greenhouse effect! Lab groups experiment to see what happens to an ice cube enclosed in a jar and placed in sunlight as compared to an ice cube outside of the jar. They record the corresponding temperatures as the experiment proceeds. They relate their findings to actual data on the increased carbon dioxide concentration in our atmosphere. It would be beneficial to provide atmospheric temperatures for the same time period to make the connection more obvious. Overall, this is a terrific instructional activity on a foundational topic.

5th - 8th Science 62 Views 126 Downloads
Resource Details

Subjects
Life Science
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
1 more...
Technology
Scientific Equipment
Duration
2 hrs

What Members Say


Rebecca B.
Lesson Planet has helped me give some great extending activities that I hadn't thought of before. It has also helped me be able to deliver a quality lesson when life gets busy, when I'm forced to be on the fly and not as prepared as I'd like to be.
Rebecca B.