Describes the gases that the atmosphere is made out of.
Students use data to create graphs comparing the ozone levels in various US cities, analyze and evaluate trends, and determine how humans have affected air quality and what steps can be done to preserve air quality. Lesson includes vocabulary, background information, activity, online resources and extension.
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To predict the main ideas of the text based on context clues, to generate questions about a given topic and to organize and review the knowledge learned about the topic using the SQ3R strategy.
Students learn of direct observations by astronauts of the smell of space, brainstorm the source of the stench, and think about why this scientific observation might help us learn more about space.
Students will compare plane contrails to clouds and look at their potential impact on Earth's weather.
Students will determine the optimal conditions for a colorful sunset and the effect smog or other atmospheric changes can have on the color produced.
Learn how scientists could search for air pollution on exoplanets as an indicator of the presence of intelligent life.
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