The Greenhouse Effect Weather Science Experiment
In this fun and easy weather science experiment, we’re going to explore and investigate the greenhouse effect.
- Glass jar with a lid
- One teaspoon of water
- Sunny location outside
- Put the teaspoon of water in the jar.
- Tighten the lid securely so that no air can escape.
- Leave the jar in a sunny location for at least one hour.
- Small drops of water will form and cling to the side of the jar.
How it Works:
The greenhouse effect is a process that occurs when gases in Earth’s atmosphere trap the Sun’s heat. This process makes Earth much warmer than it would be without an atmosphere, because without an atmosphere all the Earth’s heat would dissipate into outer space. The greenhouse effect is one of the things that makes Earth a comfortable planet on which to live. The lid on the jar acts as the atmosphere and simulates the greenhouse effect trapping heat in the jar and making it warmer than it would be without the lid.
Make This A Science Project:
Try this experiment with a black piece of construction paper taped to the backside of the jar. Try adding ice to the jar. Try adding salt or food coloring to the water. Try removing the lid.