Talks about how the ozone layer in the stratosphere is formed and the impacts humans have on it.
Explains how the ozone cycle works at the molecular level.
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.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Stratosphere.
To activate prior knowledge, make personal connections, reflect on key concepts, encourage critical thinking, and assess student knowledge on the topic prior to reading using a Quickwrite.
To stress understanding of a concept by summarizing the main idea and applying that understanding to create visual aids and generate questions and comments using a Concept Matrix.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
Students will compare plane contrails to clouds and look at their potential impact on Earth's weather.
Using the Canadian high school students' Lego Man experiment as a case study, students explore weather balloons,observe the grand size of the layers of the atmosphere and space, and are challenged to construct their own scale model depicting the distances between these landmarks.
Leon Teisserenc de Bort used unmanned balloons carrying instruments to discover the troposphere and the stratosphere. He was the first to recognize the different temperature structure of the two layers.
The Perlan Project is taking gliders high into the stratosphere to study the ozone hole.
Discover the flashes of light and anti-matter that happen above thunderstorms and are best studied from the International Space Station.
Learn how the radiation exposure received by airline pilots over their career can lead to illness and how researchers are hoping to minimize their exposure.
This study guide summarizes the key points of Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, and Thermosphere and Beyond. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Stratosphere.