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Layers of the Atmosphere for Upper Elementary

Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Activity, Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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Overview: Students will engage with information from books and other reliable media to learn about the layers of the Earth's atmosphere.

Learning Targets: 

  • Students will understand that the atmosphere has layers with specific characteristics. 
  • Students will identify and describe the layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Lesson created by the AFT Science Cadre

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4 Reviews
This fits right into the 5th grade curriculum and is so engaging!
December 02, 2019
Great Resource! Thank you!
Amanda Carpenter 2
December 02, 2019
This covers our essential standards. What a great way to make it interesting for the students.
November 22, 2019
Lesson plan and resources are
Lesson plans and resources are relevant and very interesting. Students will surely get engaged with the lessons.
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