Without an atmosphere
We also learned about Venus and it's atmosphere, which is the opposite of Mercury's. Venus has a very think atmosphere that traps in heat from the sun causing a "greenhouse" effect making Venus very warm.
We created our own greenhouse out of a shoebox, tinfoil and plastic wrap. We recorded the temperature of shoe box as it sat in the window. First we measured it without plastic wrap and then we measured the temperature with plastic wrap. As we predicted the temperature went up.Without plastic wrap