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."
Student note guide that goes with the second PowerPoint lesson in the unit on "Atmosphere." The lesson explains how heat is transferred in Earth's atmosphere; explains the water cycle and why Earth is unique compared to other planets.
PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and two links to short videos to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject.
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's energy budget
changes of state
Earth/Space Student PPT Note Guide Lesson II "Energy Movement in the Atmosphere"
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