Layers of the Atmosphere Lab



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This objective of this Layers of the Atmosphere Lab is for students to discover how the atmosphere can be divided into layers by examining temperature variations at different altitudes. By engaging in hands-on activities, students will not only identify these layers but also gain a deeper understanding of the unique characteristics and significance of each atmospheric stratum. This practical approach enhances their knowledge of Earth’s atmospheric structure and its impact on various natural phenomena.


Whether you teach middle or high school students, this lab is adaptable to different grade levels, making it a versatile addition to your curriculum.



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  • Instructor Answer Key


Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 14
Teaching Duration: 90 Minutes


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