The Composition of the Atmosphere
In this atmosphere worksheet, students identify the major components of the earth's atmosphere and write the percentage of each. They also fill in a pie graph of the percent composition of the atmosphere and answer questions about air.
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Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide
Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its...
6th - 10th Science
Layers of the Atmosphere
The air you breathe at sea level is different from the air you breathe at the top of a 14,000 foot mountain and is also different than the air an airplane flies through at 28,000 feet. In the activity, learners research the layers of our...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
GEEBITT (Global Equilibrium Energy Balance Interactive TinkerToy)
Young scholars use the GEEBITT excel model to explore how global average temperatures are affected by changes in our atmosphere in part two of this series of seven lessons. Working in groups, they discuss, analyze graphs, and enter data...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Greenhouse Effect
A greenhouse provides additional warmth and protection to the plants inside, but what if the greenhouse gets too hot? Pupils discuss and experiment with the difference between natural and anthropogenic greenhouse effect. They measure the...
5th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do We Affect the Quality of Our Atmosphere
Explore the makeup of the earth's atmosphere. Using the set of specific experiments, pupils examine the main elements and compounds present in the atmosphere. Their study extends to investigate the effects of atmospheric pollution such...
9th - 12th Science
Are Global CO2 Levels Changing?
According to the Mauna Loa observatory, carbon dioxide levels increased by 3 ppm in our atmosphere between 2015–2016. Individuals analyze carbon dioxide data from around the world and then share this with a home group in lesson three of...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why All the Wiggling on the Way Up? CO2 in the Atmosphere
The climate change debate, in the political arena, is currently a hot topic! Learners explore carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere and what this means for the future in the 11th installment of 12. Through an analysis of carbon dioxide...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable