Author:
Bridget Mariano, Tanna Mezacapa
Subject:
Earth and Space Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
#GoOpenVBCPS, Atmosphere
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Downloadable docs

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Comparing the Layers of the Atmosphere

Comparing the Layers of the Atmosphere

Overview

 

Introduction:

  • The atmosphere consists of many different layers that each have unique characteristics. Other things in day to day life also consist of layers that have unique characteristics, like beds, burritos, and sandwiches. 

Task: 

  • Draw a picture to compare the layers of Earth’s atmosphere to something else that has layers. 

For example, you could draw a cheeseburger and write “The lettuce on the cheeseburger is like the Mesosphere, because they are both the coldest layers.”