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Solar System: Earth's Atmosphere

These sites are about the Earth’s atmosphere and its layers. See pictures, diagrams, and videos, and then try the interactive quizzes. Includes links to an eThemes Resource on the ozone layer and greenhouse effect.


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Read about air pressure and how it relates to the atmosphere.
This site includes information about the layers of the atmosphere and its composition, including electron density.
Learn about the layers of the atmosphere. Click on the links to read about the formation of the atmosphere and the different layers. NOTE: This site links contains ads and pop-up ads.
Read general information about the atmosphere and then click on the layer names to read more about them specifically. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
This site describes and has graphics explaining the layers, structure, properties, and atmospheric processes. At the bottom are links to activities to do with upper grades.
See a diagram of the atmospheric layers and read information about each one.
Learn basic information about atmosphere relating to composition, temperature, pressure, circulation, force, and greenhouse effect. Videos of NASA atmosphere's mission and quizzes are included. NOTE: The site includes sponsored ads.
See an illustration of the structure of the Earth's atmosphere and read the information about the different functions of the atmosphere. NOTE: This site includes ads.
These sites are all about the ozone, including the ozone layer, ozone depletion, and UV protection.
These sites describe the greenhouse effect and its impact on Earth and humans. There are statistics, illustrations, audio clips, and animations. Some sites include lesson plans, activities, and experiments.

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