The Atmospheric Foldable Project supports the 6th grade science curriculum and standards related to the Earth and it’s atmosphere. The layers (Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere) are covered. Along with the foldable assignment is a chart with all of the necessary data. The presentation correlates with the second grade Virginia Science Standards of Learning.
6.6 The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of Earth’s atmosphere. Key concepts include
a) air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds;
b) pressure, temperature, and humidity;
c) atmospheric changes with altitude;
d) natural and human-caused changes to the atmosphere and the importance of protecting and maintaining air quality;
e) the relationship of atmospheric measures and weather conditions; and
f) basic information from weather maps, including fronts, systems, and basic measurements.