Ch 24.1 The Atmosphere

Ch 24.1 The Atmosphere

Author: deirdre carney
  • Describe the Earth’s atmosphere and explain how its essential to life
  • Describe atmospheric layers and their properties

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.  

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Video Clip: Earth's Atmosphere

Chapter 24.1 The Atmosphere

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

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Source: Prentice Hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Layers of the Atmosphere

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Temperature and Altitude Worksheet

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Source: Jack Fearing, Lincoln Junior High School, Hibbing, Minnesota

Air Pressure and Altitude Worksheet

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Source: www.glencoe.com