Free Earth Science Packet on the Layers of the Atmosphere (19 pages)

Since I am sharing many of our Earth Science activities this fall, I thought I’d mention this packet I made for the kids last year when we talked about the Weather and Water.

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This packet introduced kids to some of the basics about Earth’s atmosphere.  We started with a review of Earth’s four systems: the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere and then spent quite a bit of time talking about the different layers of the atmosphere (the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere).

We did a number of hands-on activities about air and air pressure. See this post: Weather Unit: Experiments about Air

It took us a few days to go through the first pages of the packet.  Then after we talked about the four layers of the atmosphere, we watched the BBC Program: Power of the Planet, Atmosphere

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and the kids all put together their own layers of the atmosphere (which is in the packet):

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Below is a screen shot of the packet of materials for the kids.  I included some of the general notes and activity ideas I am using with the kids. The packet is 19 pages. I included a couple of the pages in different formats so you could use them as needed in your homeschool or classroom. It is free to download:

Earth Science Packet- Earth’s Atmosphere

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 If you found it useful I’d love to hear from you over on my Homeschool Den Facebook page. Don’t forget to Subscribe to our Homeschool Den Newsletter! ~Liesl

Visit our other Weather Unit Posts 

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Be sure to check out our 50 page Earth Science packet (see this post for more details or purchase below):

  • Learn how to make a earthquake shake table, hands-on activities to learn about tectonic plate movement, more than a dozen hands-on activities
  • Topics include: Solar System, Layers of the Earth, Earth’s Axis and the Seasons, Latitude and Longitude, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, 4 Types of Mountains

$4.00

Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window).  You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use), which will have a link you can click on to download the Earth Science unit.  (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.)  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 on the blog or can reach me over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page.

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This packet contains all of our hands-on earth science activity ideas as well!

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You may be interested in some of our other packets:

Biology Unit on the Biosphere – Biomes, Ecosystems, Habitats, Feeding Relationships, Biological Interactions (symbiosis, mutualism, amensalism, etc.)

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Simple Machines Packet - This packet include our hands on activities on levers,  wedges and more.

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Digestive System Unit – This packet includes hands on activities about digestion, the length of the digestive tract and more

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Human Body System Worksheets

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Skeleton System Worksheets 

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Rock and Minerals Worksheets - Worksheets plus our hands on activities on the three types of rocks

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A Study of Cells Worksheet Packet: Cell Theory, Eurkaryotic vs. Prokaryotic Cells, Cell Organelles, Animal vs. Plant Cells and More

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Ocean Unit

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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You might also be interested in these general science posts:

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