Our AP Environmental Science students have been learning about atmospheric gasses. This week they took advantage of a sunny day and observed just how much of the greenhouse effect can change temperatures.

In their lab, they created their own mini “earths” and simulated the presence of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere with saran wrap. They then compared it to a sample with no “atmosphere” to see how much of a difference it made.

They were amazed at how the temperature rose in just a short period of time!