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Stacking up the Atmosphere
ELF Activity 5A

In this hands-on activity, participants learn the characteristics of the five layers of the atmosphere and make illustrations to represent them. They roll the drawings and place them in clear plastic cylinders, and then stack the cylinders to make a model column of the atmosphere.

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Stacking up the Atmosphere is a part of the CLEAN ( Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network) digital collection of high-quality resources that address climate and energy related topics. Thus, it has been selected for the CLEAN Collection is aligned with the Climate Literacy Essential Principles or Energy Awareness Principles and passed through an extensive peer-review process to verify the accuracy and currency of the science.

ANDRILL education materials are based on work supported by an Environmental Literacy Grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Education and prior work supported by the National Science Foundation.