Question by shortyc1282: In a greenhouse effect lab experiment, why would a covered beaker with exhaled breath and soil heat slower?
We did an experiment to simulate the greenhouse effect. One of the questions asks for a possible reason why when the lamp was on (simulating the sun) did the covered beaker, which had soil and an exhaled breath in it (CO2 and water vapor), heat slower than a beaker with soil in it but no cover or exhaled breath?
i am thinking that it is because the beaker with the cover on it reflected some of the heat, just like the earth, but this answer seems to easy.
Answer by lil cute angel
Maybe the cover stopped some of the sunlight.
What do you think? Answer below!