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Astro-Venture: Atmospheric Science Educator Guide
An Educator's Guide with Activities in Atmospheric Sciences and Astrobiology

 

Download the units (all files are PDF):

Introductory materials (AV_Atmos_Intro.pdf 748 K)

  • Cover
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Concept Map
  • Objectives and Standards Alignment

Lesson 1: Atmospheric Science Training Module (AV_Atmos_Lesson1.pdf 2.8 MB)

  • System Requirements to Run Atmosphere Training Module
  • Astro Journal Lesson 1: Atmospheric Science Training Module
  • Atmosphere Training Walkthrough and Screen Shots
  • Career Fact Sheets
  • Planetary Atmosphere Comparison Chart
  • Human Survival Transparency
  • Atmospheric Conditions Transparency

Lesson 2: Building Blocks of Matter (AV_Atmos_Lesson2.pdf 1 MB)

  • Astro Journal Lesson 2: Building Blocks of Matter
  • Atoms, Elements and Molecules Reading
  • Chemical Diagrams Sheet

Lesson 3: Greenhouse Gases: Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor (AV_Atmos_Lesson3.pdf 916 K)

  • Astro Journal Lesson 3: Greenhouse Gases: Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor
  • Greenhouse Gases Radiating Light and Heat Activity
  • CO2 and Heat Activity
  • Modeling CO2 and Carbon Activity

Lesson 4: The Flow of Matter&emdash;Chemical Change and Conservation of Matter (AV_Atmos_Lesson4.pdf 996 K)

  • Astro Journal Lesson 4: The Flow of Matter
  • Recipe for Chemical Change Transparency
  • Chemical Diagrams Sheet
  • Chemical Change Reading

Lesson 5: Oxygen, Oxidation, and Combustion (AV_Atmos_Lesson5.pdf 1000 K)

  • Chemical Diagrams Sheet.
  • Astro Journal Lesson 5: Oxygen, Oxidation and Combustion
  • Oxygen and Oxidation Reading

Lesson 6: Stratospheric Ozone and Ultraviolet Light (AV_Atmos_Lesson6.pdf 1.1 MB)

  • Gas Reference Chart
  • Chemical Diagrams Sheet.
  • Astro Journal Lesson 6: Ozone and Ultraviolet Light
  • Sun Bead Activity
  • Optional Sun Bead Activity
  • Ozone Depletion Activity
  • Ozone Reading

Lesson 7: Nitrogen: The Effects from Properties versus Amount (AV_Atmos_Lesson7.pdf 968 K)

  • Gas Reference Chart
  • Chemical Diagrams Sheet
  • Astro Journal Lesson 7: Nitrogen
  • Nitrogen Reading

Lesson 8: Atmospheric Chemistry Conclusion: Summarizing Learning (AV_Atmos_Lesson8.pdf 680 K)

  • Sample Concept Map
  • Astro Journal Lesson 8: Final Atmosphere Project
  • Atmosphere Comic Book

Astro-Venture Glossary (AV_Glossary.pdf 164 K)

Astro-Venture Resources (AVresources.pdf 444 K)


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Last modified 24 May 2005