The nineteen labs and activities in "Hands-On Science: Atmosphere and Weather" open the door of discovery to your middle school and early high school students as they explore the properties of, and the changes in, atmospheric conditions. These engaging, hands-on materials provide a fun and easy way to investigate questions all students ask - such as why the sky is blue. Students will also explore important environmental issues, including the greenhouse effect and global warming. "Hands-On Science: Atmosphere and Weather" offers low-cost, high-interest activities that increase concept understanding. With this invaluable resource, you get: Materials covering the essentials of the composition of the atmosphere, air pressure, moisture in the atmosphere, precipitation, violent storms, the seasons, and more - Safety-tested activities that develop critical-thinking, analytical, and science process skills - Activities that add relevance to your classes using common materials and inexpensive equipment - Rich, engaging projects, correlated to the National Science Education Standards and easily integrated into any earth science or meteorology course - Complete teacher support, including detailed teacher notes, a scoring rubric, Internet connections for students who wish to carry out follow-up activities, and a quiz.
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