In The Make, students will:

Construct models and compare data from a system with a lid (that traps heat) to an open system (that does not) to demonstrate the impact that greenhouse gases have on the heat in the atmosphere.


  • MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
  • MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
  • MS-ESS3-5: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past

Time Required: 150 minutes