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262 resources with the keyterm atmosphere

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Facts II: The Aspen FACE Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
The Aspen FACE (free-air carbon dioxide enrichment) Experiment was set up in Wisconsin to assess the effects of increased carbon dioxide and ozone on forest ecosystems. Environmental science learners examine and graph the growth index...
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Effects of Ozone Depletion

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the causes of ozone depletion and the effect on plankton, algae, plants, amphibians, and humans. Learn how the Montreal Protocol has possibly helped reverse the decline of the ozone layer. Warning: photos of skin and eye damage...
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Earth: Our Big Blue Marble

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners investigate Earth and its resources. In this Earth, space, and nature lesson plan, students collaborate to design presentations on the Earth, its cycles, and how humans have impacted the planet. Images, diagrams, and background...
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Relative Positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun Over Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teacher pages for four different activities and three assessments are provided in this resource. Topics deal with how the sun's position and Earth's atmosphere affect the amount of solar energy reaching Earth's surface. The concepts and...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...
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The Air We Have Around Us

For Teachers K
Students listen to story, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, discuss air quality and how people affect the earth and its atmospheric cycles, and give oral reports on what they have learned.
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The Earth's Atmosphere and Temperature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe and compare the layers of the atmosphere. They explain how to measure the temperature of the atmosphere and discover what causes the atmosphere to heat up in some places more than in others.
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Weather Basics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Weather — there's more to it than meets the eye of the storm. With this resource young meteorologists learn about the basics of weather, including information about the factors that influence the weather, common weather vocabulary, and...
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Bathtub Model

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using a colorful infographic handout and a guide sheet, hold a class discussion about how a bathtub can serve as a model for the greenhouse effect created by Earth's atmosphere. Participants will understand that as energy or matter is...
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Study Jams! Lithosphere, Hydrosphere & Atmosphere

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Three of Earth's spheres are introduced to your earth scientists: lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. Each are described with text, while a combination of photographs and computer images are displayed. One of the best ways to use...
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About Air

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give your class a colorful and tasty representation of the components of the mixture that we call air. Pop a few batches of popcorn in four different colors, one to represent each gas: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide. The...
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The Power of Air

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Rather than show this video clip, perform the demonstration for your earth science class. Because of the difference in air pressure caused by your moving stream of air, a very long plastic bag can be filled with a single breath! This...
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Flying Tea Rocket

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Add this to your repertoire of convection demonstrations. This one can be done by mature and skilled laboratory classes. Basically, open a tea bag, clip the ends off, open and empty it, then stand it on one end. Light the top of it. As...
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Hovering Plane

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Bring Bernoulli's principle before the eyes of your earth scientists! By setting two fans up facing each other, you can get a paper airplane to hover between them. Lift and drag concepts can be taught when you show this clip or perform...
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What is a Cloud?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Watch this clip and learn about three types of cloud shapes and three types of cloud composition. This clip is very quick and may need to be stopped a few times to ensure maximum concept understanding and retention. Best used for review...
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What is Weather?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Weather is produced by several factors: heat, air temperature, wind, and moisture. Learn about each factor and how they work together to create the wide variety of weather patterns we see every day. This clip is well done but runs...
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The Power of Air

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Rather than show this video clip, perform the demonstration for your earth science class. Because of the difference in air pressure caused by your moving stream of air, a very long plastic bag can be filled with a single breath! This...
0:54
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Flying Tea Rocket

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Add this to your repertoire of convection demonstrations. This one can be done by mature and skilled laboratory classes. Basically, open a tea bag, clip the ends off, open and empty it, then stand it on one end. Light the top of it. As...
1:05
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Hovering Plane

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Bring Bernoulli's principle before the eyes of your earth scientists! By setting two fans up facing each other, you can get a paper airplane to hover between them. Lift and drag concepts can be taught when you show this clip or perform...
3:58
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Planet Carbon

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Carbon is essential to life; yet, too much carbon will stifle life here on Earth. Our planet hangs in a delicate balance and the increased greenhouse gases threaten to harm the environment. Now that we have recognized human contribution,...
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STEMbite: Atmospheric Pressure

For Students 6th - 8th
Mr. Vanden Heuvel is in the bathroom again! This time he examines the strength of atmospheric pressure with a classic demonstration of filling a glass with water in the sink to reveal the column that fills the glass. Then he places a...
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Five Elements of a Short Story

For Students 6th - 12th
The five elements of a short story are described in detail in this resource. This is not an activity, nor an assignment, but rather a reference sheet for teacher or class member. You might give this to learners to look at as they read,...
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This simple presentation sports a timeline of the last 400 million years. Click by click, the condition and developments in Earth's atmosphere appear along the timeline. This is a nifty PowerPoint that you could use as you teach about...
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Weather

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students experiment with bunsen burners and beakers of water to see how the earth's atmosphere acts like a thermometer. They explain how temperature causes movement in the air and how warm and cold fronts cause weather changes.