Our Atmosphere is Escaping!

Our atmosphere keeps us from the extreme temperatures experienced on the moon. The video explains that our atmosphere actually leaks. It describes exactly which molecules escape and the multiple factors that contribute.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the depletion of helium in more depth after watching the video
  • Research the atmosphere on other planets as a potential for supporting life
Classroom Considerations

  • Inappropriate comments exist; avoid displaying them when possible

  • Includes subtitles in Arabic, English, Hebrew, Greek, and Russian
  • Short video does not require much class time

  • None