A brief overview of the Earth's current atmosphere, theories of past atmospheric compositions and an introduction to anthropogenic impacts on the atmosphere today.

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Lesson 1: Earth's Got Gas

by Kimberly Handle

This lesson outlines the current composition of the Earth's atmosphere.
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This lesson introduces students to electromagnetic radiation and the differences between types of EMR.
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Lesson 3: Gases Gone By

by Kimberly Handle

This lesson gives an overview of how the Earth's atmosphere has changed over time. The next unit build upon these ideas with reasons for the shifts in composition.
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This worksheet allows for investigations into the rise of atmospheric oxygen, changes in carbon dioxide over time and the recent rise in mathane concentrations in our atmosphere.
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This lesson introduces students to the idea of green house gases and explores how they work on the molecular level.
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This is original footage of the collapse of the bridge in 1940 from the constructive interference of the passing winds. A visual aid in understanding constructive and destructive interference, waves and resonant frequency.
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This lesson builds upon student understandings of the important gases in our atmosphere.
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NASA: Exploring Ozone

by Kimberly Handle

2 and half minute long video about the importance of ozone in our upper atmosphere
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Lesson 6: Carbon Cycle

by Kimberly Handle

This lesson introduces students to the carbon cycle and the amounts for which different carbon sinks are predicted to retain.
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Students examine multiple types of diagrams and charts about the carbon cycle and sinks.
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This worksheet asks student to examine diagrams and charts on the residence time of carbon within certain sinks.
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This lesson introduces students to how carbon may become trapped in the oceans or locked into the rock cycle and removed from the atmosphere.
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Unit 3: Exam

by Kimberly Handle

Students are asked to answer several questions in essay form about unit 3.
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