Galva High School and Stark County High School

Integrated Science Curriculum

Year 2: Theme - Fantastic Voyages

VII. Earth's Atmosphere Unit

A. Composition of the atmosphere

  1. Lecture: Layers of the atmosphere
  2. Field activity: "Atmospheric layers" (ES-HRW, p. 174)
  3. Lecture: Gases present in the atmosphere
  4. Demo: Percent of oxygen in the atmosphere
B. Atmospheric pollution
  1. Activity: "Acidic precipitation" (ESAK, pp. 130-138)
  2. Lab: "Acid rain" (MPS Lab, p. 145)
  3. Activity 13: "Detecting air pollution" (ESAK, pp. 121-129)
  4. Activity 15: "Global warming" (ESAK, pp. 139-148)
C. Gas laws
  1. Lecture:
  2. Demo: Can crushing
  3. Lab: "Temperature, pressure, & volume" (SL, p. 1.43)
  4. Lab: "The behavior of gases" (MPS Lab, p. 75)
  5. Lab: "Up, Up, and Away" (SL, p. )
  6. Lecture: Boyle's, Charles, Dalton's & combined gas laws
  7. Demos: Gas laws
D. Performance assessment: Activity - Writing a children's book on atmosphere

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Last Update: August 24, 2001
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