This is a hands-on lab that is sure to please your hands-on learners! Students are given the challenge to build their own density column that best represents the layers of the atmosphere. Not only will students display their understanding of the layers of the atmosphere, but they will strengthen science skills to boot! These skills include applying the scientific method, researching, collecting data and observations, making inferences, and presenting a model for others to evaluate. Earth science topics can be difficult to teach in hands-on, laboratory fashion. Try this to spice up your curriculum!