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Class Summary: Have you ever wondered why Earth is the only planet suitable for living? Or why the sunset is the beautiful array of colors that it is? In this class, students will get the answers to these questions and much more! They will learn all about the different properties of Earth’s atmosphere by participating in scientific demonstrations and experiments including the assembling their own atmospheres and creating a rainbow.
Educational Value: This class will teach students all about Earth’s atmosphere and the vital role that is plays in our everyday lives. In addition students will compare and contrast the Earth’s atmosphere in relation to other planets. Students will also explore the reasons as to why Earth is the only planet that can be inhabited by humans and learn the role that the atmosphere plays in natural phenomena such as sunsets and rainbows.
This class includes the following experiments and activities:
Full of Air
"Pass-the-Planet" Layers of the Atmosphere Game
Build an Atmosphere