Layers of the Atmosphere Packet – Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Activities!

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

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet

Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Hands-On Activities and More!

If you are looking for worksheets and hands-on activities all about the Layers of the Atmosphere, this 50+ page packet may be for you!

An atmosphere is a layer of gases that surround a planet or other body.  Earth’s atmosphere acts as a protective shield that keeps temperatures within a relatively small range. This blanket of gases is held in place by gravity. The atmosphere extends from the surface outward into space. Scientists divide it into layers based on certain characteristics such as temperature and pressure.

This packet starts with a discussion and activities about Earth’s spheres.  Then it goes into depth about the five layers of the atmosphere:

  • Troposphere
  • Stratosphere
  • Mesosphere
  • Thermosphere
  • Exosphere

There are a number of activities about objects and phenomenon in the skies. Students will learn about the Sun’s harmful rays — what they are (EM radiation) and how we are kept safe. Finally, this packet touches on satellites and the GPS system.

Earth's Atmosphere Packet 50+ pagesLet me share some of the pages and hands-on activities that are included:

The first activity is an introduction to Earth’s Systems. Earth is a planet with major and minor systems that work together as an integrated system. Earth systems science looks at the interactions between the Earth’s “spheres”— atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and even the magnetosphere.   This first activity is provided as notebook page that you can read with your students (at the left in the picture below) or as an interactive notebook page.

Earth's Atmosphere one of the spheres - geosphere hydrosphere ActivityThere are instructions for making this in a half-sheet size if that works better for your family/students.Earth Systems - Atmosphere Geosphere Hydrosphere Notebook Activity - Earth System Lapbook Pieces

There are several Layers of the Atmosphere notebook pages, so your students get a firm understanding of how the atmosphere works within Earth’s integrated system. The 2nd picture from the right is a notebook page on the Troposphere.

Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheets

The Layers of the Atmosphere – Differences in Temperature & Pressure

There are a number of different materials and activities to help your students understand how the Layers of the Atmosphere differ from one another.  There are teacher notes (left) that you can go over with your students.  Students can take notes on the notebook page provided or there is a cut-and-paste activity they can do instead.  Younger kids in your family can use the color-coded notes. The border colors correspond with the colors on the paper.

In this section, students learn about the difference in temperature and how gas molecules differ from layer to layer:

Layers of the Atmosphere Worksheet Notebook Page

Layers of the Atmosphere – Objects in the Atmosphere

What will you find in each layer? There are several different options for learning in which layers you’ll find various objects or phenomenon in the atmosphere. There are sorting cards (with information on the back of each card) that students can sort:

Layers of the Atmosphere Sorting CardsThere are also two cut-and-paste options.

Notebook Page:

Layers of the Atmosphere Printable Activity - Notebook Page

Interactive Notebook Page:

Layers of the Atmosphere Printable Activity

Layers of the Atmosphere ActivitySome of the Final Topics Covered in the Atmosphere Packet:

  • Sun, Light (the electromagnetic spectrum) & Our Atmosphere
  • The Atmosphere as a Shield
  • The Exosphere
  • Satellites and the GPS System

Atmosphere Worksheets

Our Layers of the Earth Packet includes hands-on activities as well as worksheets and notebook pages. You might also want to check out the Earth Science BUNDLE option down below or in our Store as well.  Also, I just thought I would mention that before I did this packet with my daughter, I did the Where I Live Activity Packet (post) with her. Where I Live Packet – Quick Preview She really enjoyed that. 🙂

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

The Layers of the Atmosphere Packet is $6.99!  I hope your kids enjoy the activities and learn a lot with this packet! 🙂  ~Liesl

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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.

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