Greenhouse Effect in a Jar Experiment

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Abstract: 

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.

Author: 
The Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning
Topic Areas: 
Energy
Climatology
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Grades 7-9
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

The Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning
http://www.fi.edu/tfi/activity/earth/earth-5.html