Earth's Atmosphere: Earth Science Interactive Notebook

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5th - 10th, Homeschool
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The Earth Science Interactive Notebook Series: Earth’s Atmosphere showcases student's ability to:

  • Describe the composition of Earth’s atmosphere
  • State how the atmosphere is important to living things
  • Identify some properties of air
  • Explain how increasing altitude affects air pressure and density
  • Identify the four main layers of the atmosphere – troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere, exosphere
  • Identify major sources of air pollution
  • Describe what can be done to improve air quality
  • Identify three ways in which heat is transferred – conduction, convection, radiation
  • Explain winds and distinguish between local and global winds

Each activity enables students to process the information given by the teacher then allows them to use self-direction to apply their new knowledge. The engaging activities always vary in order for all students to use and benefit from different learning styles. Activities included correlating with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Earth’s Atmosphere includes the following concepts:

  • The Atmosphere
  • Atmosphere Energy Transfer
  • Wind and Water
  • Air Quality

Each concept shares:

  • Actual photos of both the INPUT and OUTPUT pages of Science Interactive Notebook
  • Instructions on how to create/use/complete activity for OUTPUT side
  • Mini-Quizzes for each concept to check students’ understanding
  • Answer Keys for all mini-quizzes
  • Appendix with Teacher Notes for Interactive Notebook in LARGE print.

This download is perfect for:

  • Distance learning
  • Independent learners
  • Flipped Classrooms

NOTE - This is NOT a digital product - You can check out our Earth Science Digital Interactive Notebooks here: Earth Science Interactive Notebooks


Copyright © Nitty Gritty Science, LLC. All rights reserved by author Dr. Erica Colón. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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