Earth Science Packet on the Layers of the Atmosphere (Now Updated!)

Layers of the Atmosphere (Now Updated!)

Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Hands-On Activities!

Our Layers of the Atmosphere Packet introduced the kids to some of the basics about Earth’s atmosphere.  We started with a review of Earth’s 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).

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!

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

EarthSciencePacket-0011When we first did this unit, we 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. You might want to see if you can find it.

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The kids put together their own layers of the atmosphere (the template is included in the packet):

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

Layers of the Atmosphere ActivityBelow is a screen shot of the some of materials I made for the kids:

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 And here are some of the new materials:

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Earth's Atmosphere one of the spheres - geosphere hydrosphere ActivityThere are teacher notes on the Layers of the Atmosphere which you can read together with the kids. Students can take notes on the page provided or they can cut out the notes that are provided in the packet and glue it onto that page.  There is a color-coded set of cut-and-paste notes for those of you with younger students. We often did our units together, so I always wanted some materials that were on the easier side for my youngest, ED.Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheet Notebook PageThere are sorting cards with notes on the back side which students can use with the reference materials provided.Layers of the Atmosphere Sorting CardsStudents can also do the cut-and-paste notebook page (instead of the interactive notebook page below) if time is an issue or for review.Layers of the Atmosphere Printable Activity - Notebook PageLayers of the Atmosphere Printable ActivityThe final section of the packet goes over the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum and how the atmosphere acts as a shield, protecting the Earth from many of the Sun’s harmful rays.  There are also notebook pages about the exosphere, satellites and the GPS system.Atmosphere Worksheets

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!

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:

Earth Science BUNDLE

$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

 

Visit our Weather Unit Posts 

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Be sure to check out our 100+ 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, Earthquake Waves, Volcanoes, 4 Types of Mountains and more!!

The Earth Science Packet is $7.99.

Purchase the Earth Science Packet

Cost: $7.99


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

 

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

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Faults Earthquake Waves Worksheets

Volcano Worksheets and Notebook Pages

 

You may be interested in some of our other packets:

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

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Biology-Unit-Biosphere-Biomes-Habitats-PacketFood Chain Food Web Food Pyramid Activties - Interactive Notebook Pages

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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