The Composition of the Atmosphere
In this atmosphere activity, students list the gases in the atmosphere and their percent composition. They also fill in a pie chart with the gases and their percentages and answer questions about the atmosphere.
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New Review What is Up Th-air? — Atmosphere
Air, air, everywhere, but what's in it, and what makes Earth's air so unique and special? Journey through the layers above us to uncover our atmosphere's composition and how it works to make life possible below. Pupils conduct research...
7th Science CCSS: Designed
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
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
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
GEEBITT (Global Equilibrium Energy Balance Interactive TinkerToy)
Students 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 to...
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