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You have already learned a little about Earth’s atmosphere – its five layers, and some of its important properties like temperature and wind. Now we wonder, What types of gases make up the air around us? Today, we will learn about some of the important types of gases that make up the atmosphere. We will also learn about the cycles that enable those substances to move around the Earth and its atmosphere.

What are the five main gases that make up the atmosphere?

Water cycle

Each of the words below is a process in the water cycle. Define each word and label it in the figure below.

1) Evaporation:

2) Transpiration:

3) Condensation:

4) Precipitation:

5) Infiltration:

Credit: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/groundwater/images/groundwater.gif

Humidity

Humidity is a measurement of how much _____________________ is in the air.

Which instrument do we use to measure humidity?

Clouds

In what layer of the atmosphere do you find clouds?

Which types of clouds did you see outside today?

Credit: http://www.stmarysmedia.co.uk/jb01/project/images/cloudchart.gif

Oxygen cycle

Credit: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0160-the-oxygen-cycle.php

What percent of the atmosphere is made up of oxygen?

Why is oxygen important to animals?

The carbon cycle

Credit: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/climate/images/carboncycle_jpg_image.html&edu=elem

In which process do plants take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

In which process do plants, animals, and roots release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?

How do autos and factories affect the carbon cycle?

What did you find cool or surprising that you learned about the atmosphere today?

Questions & Answers

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Ebrahim
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Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is system testing?
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preparation of nanomaterial
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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what is the application of nanotechnology?
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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
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after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
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how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
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