This unit will introduce you to the properties of Earth's atmosphere and how atmospheric systems interact. You will learn about the layers of the atmosphere, atmospheric pressure, and weather systems.
The unit ends with a discussion of the stewardship of the Earth, as it relates to carbon emissions, air pollution, and the need to maintain the sustainability of the atmosphere. The final project asks you to consider how you can create a sustainable environment — with minimal long-term, negative effects — by designing a sustainable city.
The Age 11-13 semester 1 science units require materials from the Semester 1 Science Kit.