What is Up Th-air? — Atmosphere

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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 and analyze data to determine how altitude effects atmospheric composition and temperature.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide molecular models of the components of the air humans breathe to help the class visualize them
  • Create learning pairs for graphing activities to bring those with less experience up to speed 
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Pros

  • Contains all printables needed for this well-paced learning map
  • Content provides pupils with plenty of illustrations to help give reference to the parts of the atmosphere beyond what is visible
Cons

  • Minor spelling errors throughout (gasses versus gases)