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    In this activity, students use a plastic soda bottle to make and test the temperature of a bottle ‘greenhouse’ and demonstrate how light energy is transformed into heat energy.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • demonstrate how light energy is transformed into heat energy
    • explain how this activity is an example of the law of energy conservation.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • discussion questions
    • extension idea.

    Useful links

    More information about the greenhouse effect on Earth in comparison to that on Venus and Mars.
    www.ucar.edu/learn/1_3_1.htm

      Published 10 June 2008, Updated 5 June 2014 Referencing Hub articles