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Ch 18: Atmospheric Sciences Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Atmospheric Sciences chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach weather, climate and the cycling of greenhouse gases in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Atmospheric Sciences chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The atmospheric cycle The effects of temperature, air pressure, humidity, cloudiness and wind on the weather
Tuesday Regional climate The influences of air circulation, atmospheric composition, heat distribution and landforms on a region's climate
Wednesday Global warming The greenhouse effect, human and animal causes of greenhouse gases, warming trends in the Earth's temperature
Thursday The nitrogen cycle The conversion of nitrogen gas into ammonia by nitrogen-fixing bacteria, the assimilation process
Friday The carbon cycle The roles of photosynthesis, respiration, combustion and decomposition in cycling carbon through the biosphere and atmosphere

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