Explains how particles originating from deep inside the core of the sun creates northern lights, also called aurora borealis, on our planet.
What would Earth's magnetic field look like if it were painted in colors? It would look like the aurora! This QUEST video looks at the aurora, which provides clues about the solar wind, Earth's magnetic field and Earth's atmosphere.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Thermosphere and Beyond.
To use prior knowledge of root words to learn new vocabulary words using Etymology.
To develop the ability to categorize words from the text based on pre-assigned Word Categories.
Come up with questions about a topic and learn new vocabulary words to determine answers using an Ask, Answer, Learn table.
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.
The Apollo astronauts had a variety of ways of getting rid of their human wastes.
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.
This interactive map of the Earth's atmosphere gives information about the temperature and air pressure in each layer. There are also blurbs about each section if you click on them, as well as sample objects that might be found in each layer.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Thermosphere and Beyond.