Earth Science Packet: Earth’s Atmosphere (Now Updated!)

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet (Now Updated!)

Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Hands-On Activities!

Earth's Atmosphere Packet 50+ pagesThe Layers of the Atmosphere Packet has worksheets, notebook pages and various hands-on activities. It has well over 50 pages of materials.  Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Earth System Science — the “spheres” including the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and  magnetosphere
  • the five layers of the atmosphere:
    • Troposphere
    • Stratosphere
    • Mesosphere
    • Thermosphere
    • Exosphere
  • The objects and phenomenon in the skies (and which layers they tend to be found in
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum; the Sun’s rays – the Atmosphere as a protective shield
  • Satellites and the GPS system

We first did this unit about four years ago.  Here’s what I wrote then:

We are embarking on a study of Earth’s weather, wind and water this spring. To get started we needed to review some of the basics of Earth Science.  We’ll start with a review of Earth’s four systems: the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.

We reviewed a few things we’ve already studied about Earth’s system and then are going into depth about the Earth’s atmosphere.  We’ll spend quite a bit of time on the layers of the atmosphere.

Now my youngest is in 5th Grade and we will be studying this material again.  The Layers of the Atmosphere Packet has been completely overhauled with new graphics, activities, notebook pages and more!

Here is a glimpse at some of the new materials included in the updated Layers of the Atmosphere Packet:

Earth's Atmosphere one of the spheres - geosphere hydrosphere ActivityLayers of the Atmosphere Worksheet Notebook Page

We will be covering all the layers of the atmosphere (the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere). And we’ll be doing a number of hands-on activities about air and air pressure.

Earth Systems - Atmosphere Geosphere Hydrosphere Notebook Activity - Earth System Lapbook Pieces

Back a number of years ago after we talked about the four layers of the atmosphere, we watched the BBC Program: Power of the Planet, Atmosphere. You might want to check that out.

BBC-PowerofPlanet-337x227 The kids all put together their own layers of the atmosphere (The template is included in the packet):

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There is now a new Layers of the Atmosphere cut-and-paste interactive notebook activity included as well:

Layers of the Atmosphere Activity

Our Layers of the Earth Packet has been fully updated and includes quite a number of new hands-on activities as well as new worksheets and notebook pages. (There are more pictures are below… and you might also want to check out the Earth Science BUNDLE option down below or in our Store as well.

Note: This packet does not cover weather or weather patterns!

This newly updated Layers of the Atmosphere Packet is $6.99 currently $3.50 until Friday, August 3rd (10pm EST)!  I often like to share our packets at a discounted price when I first release them! I hope your kids enjoy the activities and learn a lot with this packet! 🙂  ~Liesl

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet - Worksheets Hands-On Activities Notebook Pages

Earth Science Packet: Earth’s Atmosphere

EarthSciencePacket-EarthsAtmosphereHere are few more pictures from the new packet:

Earth's Atmosphere one of the spheres - geosphere hydrosphere ActivityLayers of the Atmosphere Sorting CardsLayers of the Atmosphere Printable Activity - Notebook PageLayers of the Atmosphere Printable ActivityAtmosphere Worksheets

The Layers of the Atmosphere Packet is $6.99 currently $3.50 until Friday, August 3rd (10pm EST)!  I often like to share our packets at a discounted price when I first release them! I hope your kids enjoy the activities and learn a lot with this packet! 🙂  ~Liesl

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet

$6.99 currently $3.50 until Friday, August 3rd (10pm EST)

  Visit our Store for other packets in science, history, math, spelling and more!

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link.

When you click on the Buy Now button below, it will take you to Paypal. Upon receipt of payment you will immediately get a link to download this pdf in your browser. You will also receive an email from SendOwl Downloads which will give you a link to download. (Check the email linked to your PayPal account.) Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com.  You can also reach me by using the contact form. ~Liesl

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet - Worksheets Hands-On Activities Notebook PagesEarth Science BUNDLE

Purchase the Layers of the Atmosphere Packet ($6.99) and the Earth Science Packet ($9.99) together in a BUNDLE with the option below.

Click here to find out more about the Earth Science Packet. It is 150 pages and has lots of hands-on activity ideas, worksheets, interactive notebook pages and more. It covers Earth and the Solar System, the Layers of the Earth (geosphere), pangaea, plate tectonics, faults, earthquakes, mountain making and volcanoes (including the different types of lava, different types of volcanoes, volcanic hazards (like tsunamis) and more.

Purchase the Earth Science BUNDLE with the link below:

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$14.99 currently $10.00 until Friday, August 3rd (10pm EST)

  Visit our Store for other packets in science, history, math, spelling and more!

Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link.

When you click on the Buy Now button below, it will take you to Paypal. Upon receipt of payment you will immediately get a link to download this pdf in your browser. You will also receive an email from SendOwl Downloads which will give you a link to download. (Check the email linked to your PayPal account.) Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com.  You can also reach me by using the contact form. ~Liesl

Earth Science BUNDLE

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~Liesl

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Biology Packet – The Biosphere

We talked a lot about the abiotic factors that make up an ecosystem (anything that is not living — climate, soil, weather, etc.), as well as touching on dominant plants and animals.  We spent time on feeding relationships and biological interactions. So, we went over the basic terms like herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores. And, we also talked a lot about the more complex biological interactions — from mutualism,when two species interact and both get something positive out of the interaction, to various forms of amensalism – when one organism benefits and the other is harmed and/or destroyed like parasitism, competition and antibiosis. We talked about the food chain and food webs as well as the difference between habitats, ecosystems, and biomes.

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After our Biology/Biosphere Unit, we went on to study the hydrosphere — ie. the ocean. Find out more about our ocean unit here:

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