Lesson Plan

Atmospheric Layers

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Space diving refers to the act of jumping from outer space and falling through Earth's atmosphere before parachuting to land. Scholars learn about this extreme activity and study the layers of the atmosphere they must conquer in the process. They complete a hands-on activity, correctly sort and label the layers, and answer in-depth analysis questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the jump that occurred from a higher height by Alan Eustace
  • Debate the future of space diving as a sport
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior knowledge of heat transfer, the atmosphere, graphs, and the scientific method
  • Uses basic materials
  • Follows a 5E format
  • Offers teacher tips throughout
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