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Atmosphere Test

October 6th

Vocabulary for Atmosphere
1. Altitude-the height of any object or point above a given planetary reference plane,especially above sea level on earth.
2. Density-is the mass per unit volume of Earth's atmosphere. Air density, like air pressure, decreases with increasing altitude. It also changes with variation in temperature and humidity.
3. Troposphere-The lowermost 12-18 km of the atmosphere, where temperature decreases about 6.5 degrees Celsius per kilometer of altitude. Wind, precipitation, and the jet stream all occur within the troposphere.
4. Stratosphere-The layer of the atmosphere above the troposphere, where temperature increases with altitude because of the presence of the ozone layer. Only the highest clouds are within the stratosphere, but there is very little wind.
5. Mesosphere-The layer of the atmosphere above the stratosphere, where temperature decreases with altitude.
6. Exosphere-the highest region of the atmosphere, where the air density is so low that a fast-moving air molecule is more than 50 percent likely to escape from the atmosphere instead of hitting other molecules.
7. Air Pressure- the force exerted by air, whether compressed or unconfined, on any surface in contact with it.
8. Barometer-
is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure. Pressure tendency can forecast short term changes in the weather.
9.Molecule- the smallest physical unit of an element or compound, consisting of one or more like atoms in an element andtwo or more different atoms in a compound.
10.Thermosphere- the region of the upper atmosphere in which temperature increasescontinuously with altitude, encompassing essentially all of the atmosphere above the mesosphere.
11. Weather- The condition of the earth's atmosphere at a particular time and place.

History of the Earth's Atmosphere


Getting to know the Atmosphere

Getting to know Atmosphere: Questions

Atmosphere Webquest Sheet

Layers of Atmosphere



Earth's Atmosphere (textbook Reading) 611-613 Density and Atmosphere

Earth's Atmosphere Textbook Reading Document

1. What is the atmosphere

2. What is altitude?

3. What happens to air as you go up in altitude?

4. What is Density?

5. What happens to atmosphere's density as you travel upward?

6. Why is it harder to breathe in higher altitudes?

7. Where is most of the mass of the atmosphere?

8. Draw a circle graph of the percentages of gases in dry air?

Poster Project for Atmosphere

Questions for Cycles in Nature

Cycles in Nature

Cycles in Nature Notes

Homework September 28th

Carbon Cycle Video


Carbon Cycle Passage


Watch video or read passage and take one page of Cornell notes on why carbon is important.

The process of the carbon cycle, break each part down, and how humans have impacted the carbon cycle , specific examples .

Carbon Cycle and Nitrogen Cycle

Carbon cycle

Pollution and out atmosphere reading
Group A

Group B

Group C

Section 1.3 The Changing Atmosphere

Section 1.4 Human Activities Affect the atmosphere

Layers of Atmosphere Homework Sheet

Rubric for Visual Representation/Poster

Rubric for Informational Essay on Atmosphere

Rubric on Atmosphere Prezi

Atmosphere Review

Scientific Method
Quizizz code 520866

Layers of the Atmosphere
1) http://sepuplhs.org/middle/iaes/students/simulations/sepup_atmosphere.html
2) http://www.vtaide.com/png/atmosphere.htm
5) Quizizz code 663382

1) https://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/em05_pg20_nitrogen/em05_pg20_nitrogen.swf
2) http://sciencelearn.org.nz/Contexts/The-Ocean-in-Action/Sci-Media/Interactive/Carbon-cycle
3) http://interactivesites.weebly.com/clouds--water-cycle.html
4) Carbon Cycle Quizizz 515140
5) Water Cycle Quizizz 503443

Air Masses:
1) http://itg1.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/AckermanKnox/chap9/airmass_Front.html
2) http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=fronts-air-masses (Just do Air Mass Questions)
3) https://userscontent2.emaze.com/images/920c5bc3-fc70-4bbf-9477-14454e4d16a3/7055051c-fb28-4bee-abb0-96c61a550862.png
4) Quizizz code 089877
Atmosphere Study Guide

I Can Statements

Science Retake Packet