1. Describe Cloud formation and how clouds are formed by varying amounts of condensation in the atmosphere and change in temperature differences in the lower atmosphere
2. Describe the atmosphere as a mixture of gases
P.EN.07.43 / P.EN.07.62 / E.ES.07.72 / E.FE.07.11
Today in Class:
1. Read pages 84-85; read pages 122-123
2. Record your hour’s HW – markers – on a blank sheet
3. Correct Clouds diagram
4. Look at each of the individual websites.
5. Draw a diagram- pie chart (use a beaker?) that represents the composition of the gasses in the Earth’s atmosphere. Draw and label this. Note each element/compound that is named as a gas in our atmosphere. Use a different color for each gas.
6. Start your graph of the Earth’s atmsopheric Layers showing:
Temperature (trends— this should be a line graph)
Names of the atmospheric layers
altitude (use metrics!)
objects in the atmosphere (15 +man-made and natural objects); simple drawings; you may create a key to the side or on the back
density – make sure that the density graph is alongside the atmospheric layers grap (when is density of the atmosphere the greatest? the least?)
Websites – To Be Used in Class:
1. NOAA Earth’s Atmospheric Layers http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/atmos/layers.htm
2. Percent of Gasses in the Atmosphere http://www.propertiesofmatter.si.edu/images/L4/air_components_graph.gif
3. Density of the Atmosphere
4. Common Objects in the Atmospheric Layers:
5. Altitude vs Temperature of Atmospheric Layers
Continue your work on your atmosphere diagram – your goals is to combine the above diagrams and graphs. See above directions. Work for 15-20 minutes and then stop.