Lesson: Atmospheric Composition
Standards: SC 6-4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1
Disciplinary Literacy Strategies: Highlighting, Venn Diagram
During this lesson, students will view several pictures of Mars including pictures taken by the Mars rover. The students will make guesses about what planet is pictured in front of them. Students will compare the mystery planet’s atmosphere to the atmosphere of Earth.
Time Required: One 60-minute Class Period
Disciplinary Vocabulary: Atmosphere and various gases including: Nitrogen, Oxygen, Ozone, Water Vapor, Carbon Dioxide, Argon