Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle- Lessons, Webquests and Lab Activities

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This is a bundle of 5 lessons to teach middle school or high school students about the structure, composition, and layers of the atmosphere, as well as weather, atmospheric cycles, and climate change. These engaging worksheets, diagrams, and activities are designed to facilitate independent learning and are ideal for sub plans or simply to encourage self-instruction of basic concepts.

Each lesson includes:
1. Lesson- Content & vocabulary gained through internet links, videos, and/or PowerPoint presentations.
2. Activity- Lab, game, or class activity designed to apply the concepts learned in the lesson.
3: Assessment- Quiz, assignment, or project as a culmination and review of lesson

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

Lesson Plan topics include:
Introductory Lesson- Spheres of the Earth
hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere

Lesson 1- STEAM Lab: Earth's Atmosphere: Composition & Layers
Layers of Earth's Atmosphere (Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere), Composition of the Atmosphere, Temperature Trends throughout Atmospheric Layers, Air Pressure

Lesson 2- Weather
factors involved in causing weather (heat/temperature, air pressure, wind, and moisture), humidity, air masses, fronts, high pressure and low pressure systems, barometric pressure, isobaric maps, isothermic maps, wind-stream maps

Lesson 3- Biogeochemical Cycles & Nitrogen Cycle
Nutrient cycling, Nitrogen cycle, trace elements, nitrogen fixation, denitrification, nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, atmospheric nitrogen

Lesson 4- Phosphorous & Carbon Cycles
Phosphorous cycle, erosion, human interactions, Carbon cycle, respiration, combustion, photosynthesis, carbon sink

Extension Activity- Climate Change
Students independently research both sides of climate change debate
Foldable is provided to help students organize their information

My Environmental Science Series includes lessons for each sphere of the earth:
1. Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle
2. Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle
3. Environmental Science: Lithosphere Bundle
4. Environmental Science: Hydrosphere Bundle (coming January 2017)


These lessons are designed to be easy to use for both students and teachers. Regardless of whether you've taught Environmental Science for years or just need a few quick lessons to add to your science curriculum, this is the perfect selection.

You may also be interested in these lessons:
World Biomes Poster Project

Environmental Science: Biosphere Bundle

Ecology Task Cards

STEAM Lab: Building an Simple Electric Generator using Renewable Energy Sources

STEAM Bundle: Earth's Atmosphere-Composition & Layers


Designed and Implemented by: Anne Morgan, Biology & Environmental Science Teacher

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2 Weeks

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Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle- Lessons, Webques
Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle- Lessons, Webques
Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle- Lessons, Webques
Environmental Science: Atmosphere Bundle- Lessons, Webques