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Digital Atmosphere Bundle [Distance Learning]

Grade Levels
9th - 11th, Homeschool
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58 pgs + 16 PPT slides
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    Looking for Environmental Science or Earth Science lessons for a 1:1 classroom or virtual learning environment? This bundle of lessons, labs, and activities is the perfect fit! Your students will be engaged while learning about the composition of the air, layers of the atmosphere, global wind and climate, and biogeochemical cycles. Even better- you can assign the lessons to your students using Google Classroom or other online platforms in a SNAP! No more planning!

    ▶️How can I use this in a virtual learning environment?

    • The digital files can be dropped right into your Google Drive. From there, you can assign the student files to your class.
    • Students can use links, videos, and other embedded items to learn new concepts and practice. Students type directly on the pages and can submit them electronically back to you or print them.

    Each lesson includes:

    1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through web-quests, internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations. Students type notes on digital documents using their individual devices.

    2. Activity- Labs, games, or class activities designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson. Some of these can be completed independently on a student device. Some will need to be done in a classroom setting.

    3. Assessment- Quiz, assignment, exit ticket, or project as a culmination and review of lesson

    4. Extension pages- Resources to practice graphing, data analysis, critical thinking, or research

    Topics: composition of the air, air pressure, layers of the earth's atmosphere, ozone layer, Earth's seasons, global wind patterns, Coriolis effect, El Niño, La Niña, convection currents, local weather patterns, weather mapping, biogeochemical cycles, nitrogen cycle, phosphorus cycle, carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, global warming

    The notes and projects are designed to facilitate independent learning on student devices and are ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of concepts. Activities and extension pages provide opportunities for class discussion and interaction while adequately preparing students in data analysis and graphing.

    Note: This bundle is perfect for a distance learning situation, but some lab activities may need to be saved until students are in the classroom.


    *For details on each of the lessons, please click on the PREVIEW button for each individual lesson.


    *Please note: This paperless bundle is made for a classroom in which students have access to their own device (1:1 classes). If this is not true of your classroom, you may want the printable version of this bundle.

    This curriculum is ideally geared towards high school students, but is appropriate for any student looking for an independent, student-centered approach to learning.

    This resource is saved in a Google Drive folder, so you will need Google Drive in order to access it.

    ➤My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:

    1. Hydrosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    2. Biosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    3. Atmosphere Bundle (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    4. Geosphere/Lithosphere (in digital/paperless or print versions)

    What curriculum could I use with these lessons?

    This lesson is ideally geared towards high school students and would work well with a general level Environmental Science or Earth Science textbook. It addresses the following topics in AP Environmental Science (APES):

    • 1.4: The Carbon Cycle
    • 1.5: The Nitrogen Cycle
    • 1.6: The Phosphorus Cycle
    • 4.4: Earth's Atmosphere
    • 4.5: Global Wind Patterns
    • 4.7: Solar Radiation and Earth's Seasons
    • 4.8: Earth's Geography and Climate
    • 4.9: El Niño and La Niña
    • 9.1: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
    • 9.2: Reducing Ozone Depletion
    • 9.3: The Greenhouse Effect

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    Total Pages
    58 pgs + 16 PPT slides
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems. Examples should include climate feedbacks, such as how an increase in greenhouse gases causes a rise in global temperatures that melts glacial ice, which reduces the amount of sunlight reflected from Earth’s surface, increasing surface temperatures and further reducing the amount of ice. Examples could also be taken from other system interactions, such as how the loss of ground vegetation causes an increase in water runoff and soil erosion; how dammed rivers increase groundwater recharge, decrease sediment transport, and increase coastal erosion; or how the loss of wetlands causes a decrease in local humidity that further reduces the wetland extent.
    Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity. Examples of Earth systems to be considered are the hydrosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and/or biosphere. An example of the far-reaching impacts from a human activity is how an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide results in an increase in photosynthetic biomass on land and an increase in ocean acidification, with resulting impacts on sea organism health and marine populations. Assessment does not include running computational representations but is limited to using the published results of scientific computational models.
    Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth's systems. Examples of evidence, for both data and climate model outputs, are for climate changes (such as precipitation and temperature) and their associated impacts (such as on sea level, glacial ice volumes, or atmosphere and ocean composition). Assessment is limited to one example of a climate change and its associated impacts.
    Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity. Examples of key natural resources include access to fresh water (such as rivers, lakes, and groundwater), regions of fertile soils such as river deltas, and high concentrations of minerals and fossil fuels. Examples of natural hazards can be from interior processes (such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes), surface processes (such as tsunamis, mass wasting and soil erosion), and severe weather (such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts). Examples of the results of changes in climate that can affect populations or drive mass migrations include changes to sea level, regional patterns of temperature and precipitation, and the types of crops and livestock that can be raised.
    Construct an argument based on evidence about the simultaneous coevolution of Earth's systems and life on Earth. Emphasis is on the dynamic causes, effects, and feedbacks between the biosphere and Earth’s other systems, whereby geoscience factors control the evolution of life, which in turn continuously alters Earth’s surface. Examples include how photosynthetic life altered the atmosphere through the production of oxygen, which in turn increased weathering rates and allowed for the evolution of animal life; how microbial life on land increased the formation of soil, which in turn allowed for the evolution of land plants; or how the evolution of corals created reefs that altered patterns of erosion and deposition along coastlines and provided habitats for the evolution of new life forms. Assessment does not include a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of how the biosphere interacts with all of Earth’s other systems.


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