Posted by: mrborden | November 4, 2012

Week 10 The Atmosphere


Nov 9 2012
QFD: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ― John Lennon
?fd: How much solar radiation is reflected back into space from the atmosphere? How much is absorbed by clouds and dust particles? The surface?
4c. Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth’s thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.
1) Draw color and label pgs 517, 523 (temp. in the atmosphere), 528, and 529 (Day 2 of 2)
2) Write a perfect paragraph on the back of the drawings using the terms solar radiation, reflection, and photosynthesis
3) Write a perfect paragraph using the terms carbon dioxide, fossil fuels, greenhouse effect and thermal radiation in a paragraph

Nov 8 2012
QFD: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
?fd: What is ozone? What layer of the atmosphere is it in? What puts holes in it?
Objective:4. Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiation and eventually escapes as heat. As a basis for understanding this concept:
4b. Students know the fate of incoming solar radiation in terms of reflection, absorption, and photosynthesis.
4c. Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth’s thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.

1) Draw color and label pgs 517, 523 (temp. in the atmosphere), 528, and 529 (Day 1 of 2)
2) Write a perfect paragraph on the back of the drawings using the terms solar radiation, reflection, and photosynthesis
Nov 7 2012
QFD: It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ― André Gide
?FD: What is the greenhouse effect? how does it help us? hurt us?
Objective:4. Energy enters the Earth system primarily as solar radiation and eventually escapes as heat. As a basis for understanding this concept:
4b. Students know the fate of incoming solar radiation in terms of reflection, absorption, and photosynthesis.
4c. Students know the different atmospheric gases that absorb the Earth’s thermal radiation and the mechanism and significance of the greenhouse effect.

1) Quiz
2) Draw color label 4 pictures on the standards

1 All of the following gases were likely present in significant amounts in Earth’s early atmosphere EXCEPT

A ammonia.
B methane.
C oxygen.
D water vapor.

2 Early organisms dramatically changed the makeup of the Earth’s atmosphere by using carbon dioxide and releasing __________.

A oxygen
B carbon
C helium
D nitrogen

3 Our planet’s original atmosphere was __________ the atmosphere that is today.

A similar to
B less volcanic
C more seasonal
D more volcanic than

4 Which atmosphere involves a stable mixture of nitrogen, oxygen and trace gases (carbon dioxide and water vapor)?

A Earth’s present atmosphere
B Earth’s early atmosphere
C the atmosphere just after the big bang
D None of the above

5 About how many years ago did oxygen begin to accumulate in Earth’s atmosphere?

A 1 million years ago
B 4.5 billion years ago
C 2.5 million years ago
D 2.5 billion years ago

6 Oxygen became abundant within Earth’s atmosphere through __________.
A cellular respiration
B solar heating
C photosynthesis
D volcanic eruptions

7 As Earth’s atmosphere has evolved over time, there have been natural variations in the concentration of carbon dioxide. Which of the following processes decreases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

A outgassing from volcanic eruptions
B burning of organic matter
C photosynthesis by plants and algae
D respiration by living organisms

8 The maximum concentration of ozone is found in which layer of Earth’s atmosphere?
A thermosphere
B mesosphere
C stratosphere
D troposphere

9 All of the following gases are responsible for absorbing Earth’s thermal radiation EXCEPT __________.
A carbon dioxide
B methane
C nitrogen
D water vapor

10 The burning of fossil fuels produces __________, which is an important greenhouse gas.
A carbon dioxide
B oxygen
C water vapor
D helium

11 Without greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, Earth would __________.
A remain in a state of homeostasis
B not be a suitable habitat for living things
C have an increase in vegetation growth
D be a more suitable habitat for living things

12 What are the two gases which are primarily responsible for the greenhouse effect?
A methane and nitrogen
B water vapor and carbon dioxide
C hydrogen and carbon dioxide
D water vapor and nitrogen

13 The process in which gas particles retain the thermal energy from solar radiation is called ___________.

A reflection
B the greenhouse effect
C scattering
D temperature inversion

14 When solar energy is absorbed by gas atoms and molecules in the air, those particles __________ and air temperature rises.
A move faster
B stay stagnant
C move slower
D avoid contact with each other

15 What TOTAL percent of solar radiation is lost to space by reflection and scattering?
A 10%
B 15%
C 30%
D 50%

16 Which of the following has the highest albedo?

A sand
B forests
C snow
D water

17 When radiant energy is absorbed, __________.
A reflection occurs
B temperature will decrease
C temperature increases
D converted heat will cease

18 If the greenhouse effect on Earth increased significantly, the Earth’s climate could more closely resemble
A Mars.
B Venus.
C Mercury.
D the Moon.

19 Which of the following planets has the highest average surface temperature due to a thick atmosphere of greenhouse gasses?

A Mercury
B Earth
C Venus
D Mars

20 Which of the following is true regarding the effects of greenhouse gases on Venus?
A Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system because the greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun.
B Venus has thick clouds made of water vapor covering the entire planet.
C This greenhouse gases surrounding Venus make the surface pressure less than that of the Earth.
D The greenhouse gases surrounding Venus cause the surface temperature to fluctuate significantly.

Nov 6 2012
QFD: 1.“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
?FD: Name the 5 main gases in our atmosphere and their percentages
Objective: Objective: 8a. Students know the thermal structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere
8c. Students know the location of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, its role in absorbing ultraviolet radiation, and the way in which this layer varies both naturally and in response to human activities.

Word of the Day : soltice = longest day or longest night depending on the hemisphere you are in
1) rap song then read
2) notes
3) sr all

1) What are the three ways that heat can travel?
2)What is temperature?
3) Radiation is like _______________?
4) How many million miles is the sun away from us?
5) Give an example of conduction?
6) What is convection?
7) What is diffusion?
8) it’s the ____________ at your back and the ________ in your face
9) What is air pressure?
10) Did you like this video? Make one of your own 50 pts EC



Nov 5 2012
QFd: Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden
?Fd: What is the formular for photosynthesis? Respiration?
Objective: Objective: 8a. Students know the thermal structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere
8c. Students know the location of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere, its role in absorbing ultraviolet radiation, and the way in which this layer varies both naturally and in response to human activities.

Word of the Day : soltice = longest day or longest night depending on the hemisphere you are in
1) Energy in the atmosphere pg 526
2) the air around you pg 498
3) Notes
4) HW:SR all




It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. Henry David Thoreau







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Responses

  1. i liked the mr lee rap and plane xtreme

    • so describe in detail; what you learned

  2. in the green house effect video i learned that there is metane gas in the amosphere so there is farts in the atmosphere

    • The gas that exits your south vent isnt all methane, Methane leaks from cracks in earths crust and into the atmosphere. Cows are the main source of methane into the air by animals. We need to decrease beef consumption.

  3. i liked the convection rap it was funny i learned that microwaes have gama rays

    • Microwaves use Microwaves, gamma are too dangerous


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