Atmosphere

The atmosphere is a blanket of air that surrounds Earth. Since air readily moves from one place to another, the atmosphere plays a very large role in moving different forms of matter and energy around the planet. The atmosphere is a key part of Earth’s cycles of matter and of Earth’s energy budget.

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Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards Regional/National Standards or Framework Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts PCEP
Alignment of Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards with PCEP Climate Education Framework at Middle School Level Regional/National Standards or Framework, PCEP Planning/Coordination Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Systems, Climate and ESS, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Earth's Energy Budget, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Reflection Energy Outflow, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Regional Climates, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts PCEP

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A document, website, curriculum or other kind of content that provides useful information related to climate education.
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Life - including microbes, plants, and animals and humans - is a major driver of the global carbon cycle and can influence global climate by modifying the chemical makeup of the atmosphere. The geo... Explanation Atmosphere, Carbon Cycle, Life Affects Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Airborne particles, called "aerosols," have a complex effect on Earth's energy balance: they can cause both cooling, by reflecting incoming sunlight back out to space, and warming, by absorbing hea... Explanation Atmosphere, Reflection Energy Outflow, Life Affects Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Since air readily moves from one place to another (wind is air that is moving), the atmosphere plays a very large role in moving different forms of matter and energy around the planet. Changes to ... Explanation Atmosphere Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP

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