Earth's Atmosphere
A Resource for Elementary School Educators

This website is designed to be an educational resource for teaching a unit on the Earth's atmosphere. This unit is embedded in the Earth Science curriculum in the 6th grade of most elementary schools. This website is intended for teachers, with the hope that they will be able to use the website to engage their students. The website can easily be used by students who want to go more in depth about a particular subject.

The website is divided into three main sections (see below), with each section containing multiple webpages. These webpages incorporate both text and diagrams that are related to a specific topic in Atmospheric Science. Topics covered range from basic properties of the atmosphere (i.e. pressure, temperature, and dewpoint temperature) to thunderstorms and the greenhouse effect. All topics introduced in the website were chosen based on material covered in a standard 6th grade Earth Science textbook.

To enter the website, click on one of the three images below. On subsequent pages, use the navigational menu on the left-hand side of the webpage to move throughout the website.

Earth's Atmosphere


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