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Modeling Earth's Atmosphere

Author(s): Nancy P. Moreno, PhD, Barbara Z. Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.


Have students work in groups of four.

Materials per Class

  • Large sheet of white or brown wrapping or banner paper, approximately 1 m x 3 m 

Materials per Student Group

  • 6 sheets of construction paper, assorted colors, 9 in. x 12 in.
  • Crayons or colored markers
  • Glue stick or a roll of tape
  • Pair of scissors
  • Job card from “Atmosphere Model” page

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education