Atmosphere Teacher Resources

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Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student handouts, and internet resources are provided to build a complete atmosphere mini-unit.
Students examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. They practice science and math in real world applications. They write reports detailing their scientific conclusions.
Students explore the relationship between the amount of water in the atmosphere available for precipitation and the actual precipitation observed by satellite. They examine seasonal changes in precipitation. They practice using Internet resources.
Change up the classroom atmosphere with this interdisciplinary resource. Following along with the children's book Mr. Slaptail's Curious Contraption, these math worksheets provide practice with a wide range of topics including simple addition of one- and two-digit numbers, basic shape identification, calculation of area and perimeter, and measurement. Choose relevant worksheets to supplement regular math lessons or provide these as an option for early finishers.
Life on Earth is made possible by the unique composition of its atmosphere. Working collaboratively, a scale model is created as young scientists learn about the different layers of gas that surround the planet. Cards are included that describe the specific region of the atmosphere that each group is responsible for adding to the model. Display the final product in your classroom as you continue teaching your students about this amazing planet we call home.
Find out how much your earth scientists learned about the atmosphere in the unit on global atmospheric change with this assessment. After writing a letter to persuade others to make changes to protect our atmosphere, pupils take the same assessment that they took at the beginning of the unit. Consider using the unit as a cross-curricular theme using all of the amazing resources that are included!
Another A+ physics presentation, this one on gases, is brought to you by the Nevada Joint Union High School District. Cohesive, compact, and even cute, this collection of slides leads viewers through an exploration of the properties and behavior of gases, atmospheric pressure, the use of Boyle's law and Bernoulli's principle, and ends with a brief introduction to plasma. The slides serve as a supportive visual aid to your lecture on gases.
Students explore and analyze atmospheric conditions for a high mountain retreat. They examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. In addition, they write reports detailing their scientific conclusions.
In this atmospheric carbon dioxide worksheet, students use two diagrams to solve 6 problems about atmospheric carbon dioxide. One diagram shows the Keeling Curve and the other shows sources of carbon and the natural and anthropogenic flux. Students find sources and sinks of carbon dioxide, they write a differential equation describing the change in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and they use the Keeling Curve to compare it to their equation for the rate of change.
Students investigate the factors affecting climate using Live Access Server. In this geography lesson, students graph atmospheric data using Excel spreadsheet. They compare and contrast temperature, precipitation and water vapor of two different cities.
Using a detailed worksheet, advanced earth science learners examine radiation data and graphs. They compare the solar energy reaching different latitudes and the effects of the atmosphere on insolation. The exercises are comprehensive. The graphs and diagrams on the worksheets are a little lighter than the typed font, so you might have to explain if they are hard to read. Otherwise, this is a terrific resource for challenging your high schoolers.
Learners interpret and analyze a graph concerning temperature and the structure of the Earth's atmosphere. They analyze relationships between altitude, atmospheric temperature, and the different layers of the atmosphere.
For this moon's atmosphere worksheet, learners read about the tenuous lunar atmosphere and solve 4 problems. They find the density of helium particles, they find the grams of given atoms in the moon's atmosphere and they find the volume and mass of the lunar atmosphere.
Students describe and compare the layers of the atmosphere. They explain how to measure the temperature of the atmosphere and discover what causes the atmosphere to heat up in some places more than in others.
Sixth graders use measurements of atmospheric pressure to see how it decreases in the atmosphere.  In this investigative lesson plan students collect data from the Internet and find locations on maps. 
Earth science super stars visit the National Earth Science Teachers Association's interactive website to glean information on the layers of the atmosphere. Data tables are provided for them to record what is collected. This assignment gives your middle or high schoolers practice interpreting graphs and following instructions. The result is new knowledge of the characteristics of each atmospheric layer. 
In this atmosphere of Pluto activity, students use an equation for the orbit of Pluto to determine the semi-major axis, the semi-minor axis, the ellipticity of the orbit, the aphelion and the perihelion. They also determine the predicted temperature of Pluto at perihelion and aphelion and the changes in the atmosphere between these two points.
In this atmosphere worksheet, students create a "foldable" of the layers of the atmosphere including the four main layers and the four minor layers. They answer ten questions about the atmosphere.
Eighth graders navigate the Internet to view animations of the water cycle.  In this atmosphere activity, 8th graders listen to " To the Mountain and Back" and draw and label pictures of the water cycle. Students select a weather condition and complete an online worksheet.  Students recognize the difference between climate and weather.
Students discuss the characteristics of the Goldilocks Principle. They discover the pressure and chemical composition of Venus and Mars. They discuss how the Earth's temperature is affected by the atmosphere.