This lesson aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 7 - The Earth
The competent science teacher understands the dynamic nature of the Earth and recognizes that its features and structures result from natural processes.
Knowledge Indicators - The competent science teacher:
7A. understands the structure and composition of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
7B. understands the transfer of energy within and among Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems
7E. analyzes and explains large scale dynamic forces, events, and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems."
First lesson that follows the PowerPoint program in the unit on "Atmosphere." This lesson explains Earth's atmospheric composition, origin and layering including the ozone layer. The PowerPoint program is available separately.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding. A class activity is included at the end of each lesson.
* All PowerPoint lessons; ActivInspire programs; student note sheets/activities and assessments for this unit can be found under the "Earth/Space Complete Unit IX Atmosphere" zip file folder.
Terms/concepts in this lesson include:
Earth/Space Student PPT Note Guide Lesson I "Earth's Atmosphere"
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