November 27-December 3, 2017

3 Explanation – Atmosphere

5 Evaluation – Atmosphere Homework

TeacherCrystal Cornelius
Subject AreaComprehensive Science 1
Grade Level6
Week #17
Unit of InstructionEarth Systems and Patterns
Standard(s) Taught

SC.6.E.7.4
Differentiate and show interactions among the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

Advanced
SC.912.E.7.3
Differentiate and describe the various interactions among Earth systems, including: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

SC.6.E.7.9
Describe how the composition and structure of the atmosphere protects life and insulates the planet.

HE.6.C.1.3 
Identify environmental factors that affect personal health.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:
• differentiate among the Earth’s
o Geosphere
o Hydrosphere
o Cryosphere
o Atmosphere
o Biosphere
• describe the interactions between the geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere

Advanced:
1. interactions include transfer of energy (biogeochemical cycles, water cycle, ground and surface waters, photosynthesis, radiation, plate tectonics, conduction, and convection), storms, winds, waves, erosion, currents, deforestation and wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanoes

Students will:
• describe the composition and structure of the Earth’s atmosphere
• describe the functions of the four main layers of Earth’s atmosphere:
o Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Troposphere
• explain how Earth’s atmosphere protects life and insulates the planet including the ozone layer
• discuss the impacts to life if Earth’s atmosphere is compromised due to climate change and ozone depletion

Students will:
• identify how air and water quality (and other environmental factors) affect personal health

Classroom Activities

Layers of the Atmosphere

Bill Nye:Atmoshpere

Sphere’s of the Earth System

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

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