Standard 6.5
The Earth's Atmosphere

The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere.
Key concepts include
a) air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds;
b) air pressure, temperature, and humidity;
c) how the atmosphere changes with altitude;
d) natural and human-caused changes to the atmosphere;
e) the relationship of atmospheric measures and weather conditions;
f) basic information from weather maps including fronts, systems, and basic measurements and;
g) the importance of protecting and maintaining air quality