Falling Through the Atmosphere – A Sixth Grade Poster and Writing Adventure is a sixth grade level project in line with the Standards of Learning for grade 6 in VA.
The lesson reinforces the students understanding of the layers of the atmosphere including the Exosphere, Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, and Troposphere. Students will be responsible for creating a poster and creative writing piece recapping their descent through the atmosphere.
The lesson includes:
• Procedure for the creative writing paper
• Procedure for the picture/poster
• Example picture
• Grading rubric
The sixth graders have thoroughly enjoyed the creative elements of the project and it has been well received by other 6th grade teachers who plan to implement it as well.