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The Structure of the Atmosphere

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The Structure of the Atmosphere

Earth & Space Science

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You get to learn the difference between weather and climate and try your skill at weather and hurricane prediction. You will also learn about the gases that make up the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of the atmosphere.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is the atmosphere?

~ The atmosphere is a mixture of many gases that covers the Earth.

Which element composes the largest percentage of the atmosphere?

~ Nitrogen, which accounts for 78 percent of the atmosphere, is the largest component.

What type of force is responsible for holding the atmosphere in place?

~ Gravitational force is responsible for holding the atmosphere in place.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define atmosphere, gasses of atmosphere, and structure of atmosphere.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary atmosphere, gasses of atmosphere, structure of atmosphere