This experiment is suitable for grades K to 8.
The Franklin Institute has devised an experiment to serve as an introduction to the greenhouse effect. Students can see for themselves the effects of a greenhouse, and relate this understanding to what occurs in our atmosphere. The objectives are:
1) Help students understand the greenhouse effect as a physical phenomenon, and
2) Use simple experimentation techniques including: observing and; recording data, use of a control, drawing conclusions from results, use of a model.
The experiment - materials, method, explanation and instructions - can be found on the Resources for Science Learning website at http://www.fi.edu/tfi/activity/earth/earth-5.html.
The Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning