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Introduction to Ozone Reading Activity

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Simple, but suitable, this lesson gives mini-meteorologists a glimpse at ozone in the atmosphere. By reading an article, they find that ozone in the stratosphere is vital to life, but ozone in the troposphere is problematic. A reading...
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Ozone: The Earth's Security Blanket

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students work in groups to define and research the terms: ozone, troposphere and stratosphere. Students watch videos, conduct Internet research, participate in discussion groups and complete worksheets.
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Ozone Reduction in the Stratosphere

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The hole in the ozone has increased skin cancer rates, specifically over Australia. What does the ozone layer do for us and what is with this hole? In the activity, through answering questions, learners research the ozone layer and its...
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Effects of Ozone Depletion

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the causes of ozone depletion and the effect on plankton, algae, plants, amphibians, and humans. Learn how the Montreal Protocol has possibly helped reverse the decline of the ozone layer. Warning: photos of skin and eye damage...
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Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone....
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Teaching About the Ozone Hole

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A PowerPoint and an accompanying worksheet introduce young meteorologists to the hole in the ozone layer. Another handout provides a coloring and graphing activity which examines the changes in the ozone. There are also links to neat...
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Study Jams! Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 4th - 10th Standards
Earth's thick atmosphere plays a vital role in the ability of the planet to sustain life. Learn about the layers of the atmosphere and their properties, how the gases surrounding the earth help protect the planet, and a little about...
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 4th - 7th
In this atmosphere worksheet, students read about the four layers of the atmosphere, the troposphere, stratosphere, ionosphere, and exosphere. On a picture of the atmosphere, they label the four layers.
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What's in the Air?

For Students 5th - 12th
For this air worksheet, students will choose the correct definition for atmosphere, troposphere, stratosphere, and pollutant. Then students will complete a concept map showing what components make up air. This worksheet has 4 multiple...
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Aerosol Lesson: Science - Graphing SAGE II Data

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine and plot atmospheric data on bar graphs.
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DATA ANALYSIS OF GROUND LEVEL OZONE

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders construct and interpret graphs from ozone data collected in the Phoenix area.
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Stratospheric Ozone

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students explore about the structure of Earth's atmosphere and about the stratospheric ozone. They discuss how it is produced and destroyed, where it is located, why it is important, and how it is changing. Students investigate about...
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Weather Lesson 1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students describe and compare the layers of the atmosphere. They explain how to measure the temperature of the atmosphere. They also explain what causes the atmosphere to heat up in some places more than in others.
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Layers of the Atmosphere Foldable

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aspiring meteorologists make themselves a tool for reviewing the characteristics of each layer of the atmosphere. The procedure for this little project divides the paper into five sections, but many earth science teachers opt for the...
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Ozone Data Comparison over the South Pole

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know the hole in the ozone is seasonal and filled by January every year? The lesson uses scientific measurements of the ozone over the South Pole to understand patterns. Scholars learn that the hole grew bigger annually before...
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Temperature Profile above the South Pole

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Collecting and understanding data is a big part of understanding the world and how it changes. To better grasp what temperatures are changing and how they affect global populations, learners create a graph based on the date provided....
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Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources....
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Extreme Weather and Mapping

For Students 5th - 8th
In this environment activity, students read an article about extreme weather conditions and mapping it out. They respond to 10 multiple choice questions about what they read. Then, students explain how droughts can occur and the damaging...
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Layers of the Atmosphere Foldable

For Students 7th - 9th
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.
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Atmospheric Layers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Space diving refers to the act of jumping from outer space and falling through Earth's atmosphere before parachuting to land. Scholars learn about this extreme activity and study the layers of the atmosphere they must conquer in the...
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3 Extreme Climate Fixes

For Students 9th - 12th
In 2008, China used rockets to coax rain out of clouds so it would not rain in Beijing for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics. A video explains three extreme suggestions for how to solve climate change, assuming we don't...
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3 Extreme Climate Fixes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Could clouds be the key to slowing climate change? Cirrus clouds trap more heat than other clouds, thus keeping the Earth warmer; if scientists can get rid of them, the Earth might cool down. An eye-opening video delves into three...
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Ozone Tag

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain the role of stratospheric ozone and predict at least three ways in which depleted ozone would change her/his lifestyle. They then describe the process by which chlorine or bromine compounds can break down ozone...
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The Layers of the Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 10th
In this atmosphere worksheet, students read about the four distinct layers of the atmosphere. Then students complete 3 short answer questions.

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