Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroid and Meteorites - Oh, My!

This week we started discussing the atmosphere - which gases make up the atmosphere, the layers that protect us, and also greenhouse gases.  Students were really drawn into the two current events that related to the atmosphere, which are embedded above.  First, the students had heard about the asteroid passing near Earth today, so we watched the video clip earlier this week to answer any burning questions.  Then, this morning students heard about the meteorites falling in Russia.  Relating what we are studying to real life occurrences will hopefully increase interest in our current content area and help students realize how important our atmosphere really is to human life.

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