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Earth's Atmosphere Understood Through Graph Reading

Earth's Atmosphere Understood Through Graph Reading

A series of online lesson plans help students in grades 8 – 10 to enhance their graph reading skills while learning about the structure and composition of Earth’s atmospheric layers. Interactive graphics and content adapted from the COMET Program’s Aurora Module focuses students on creating graphs, understanding and using the logarithmic scale, and interpreting data about the atmosphere’s temperature profile and the distribution of a variety of chemical species throughout the troposphere, mesosphere and ionosphere. These resources are presented on the Windows in the Universe web site as an “Exploratour,” where lessons and student worksheets may be downloaded for classroom use. Links are provided to related background information on the Windows to the Universe site about Earth’s atmosphere... Show More


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