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Ch 17: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 17: The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature

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The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of the structure and temperature of the atmosphere. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the structure and temperature of the atmosphere topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Major components of the atmosphere
  • Structure of the atmosphere
  • Solar energy's effects on Earth's temperature
  • The importance and harmful effects of the thinning of the ozone layer
  • Mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Temperature, clouds, wind and humidity

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6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 17: The Atmosphere: Structure and Temperature
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Major Components of the Atmosphere

1. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

2. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

3. Solar Energy: Effects on Earth's Temperature

In this video lesson, learn about solar energy and how it affects temperatures on Earth. You will also learn what causes changes in day length and why some parts of Earth experience seasonal differences throughout the year.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

4. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

5. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

6. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

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