Nevada Science Standards
E.12.A.2 Students know the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has changed in the past and is changing today. I/S
E.12.A.3 Students understand the role of the atmosphere in Earth’s greenhouse effect. E/S
Next Generation Science Standards
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
HS-ESS2-6. Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
Read Chapter 24.1 The Atmosphere pg 746-751. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-How does the atmosphere affect conditions on Earth
-What is Earth's atmosphere composed of
-How do pressure and density vary with altitude
-What are the characteristics of the major layers of the atmosphere
Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action
Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.
Print file and complete activity.
Source: Jack Fearing, Lincoln Junior High School, Hibbing, Minnesota