Earth and Space Science: Understanding the Atmosphere

Understanding the Atmosphere
Vendor:  Scholastic

These are the concepts that the students will explore:  Earth is surrounded by the atmosphere, which is composed of a mixture of gases and held to the Earth by gravity; the sun's energy acts on Earth's atmosphere, land, and water, causing weather; and because of the action of the atmosphere, pollution that enters the atmosphere in one place can spread throughout the atmosphere.  Vocabulary words include; acid rain, atmosphere, front, greenhouse gases, ozone, pollutant, pressure, stratosphere,  and troposphere.

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