Activity: Up, Up, and Away! Part II



Directions:

Write the answers beside each of the questions below and do what it says to do on your scale drawing.
  1. Label the fours layers of the atmosphere. Also, label the tropopause, the ionosphere, and the exosphere.

  2. Write the constant temperature in the stratosphere.

  3. Put a star in the layer where weather occurs.

  4. Put an X in the coldest zone.

  5. Put XX in the layer where satellites orbit the earth.

  6. Using dots, shade in the ozone layer in the stratosphere.

  7. Write in each layer the height at which it begins and ends.

  8. Put XXX where we find the jet stream.

  9. In the Mesophere, write how it protects the earth.

  10. In the Ionosphere, tell how it is useful to man.




Using the information and symbols given, put the following on your diagram at the correct altitudes.




  1. Lightly color each layer a different color.

  2. A ship at sea - 0 km 

  3. Tiros weather satellite - 600 km 

  4. Manned Balloon - 6 km 

  5. Jet plane - 11 km 

  6. Mt. Everest - 9 km 

  7. Nonpressurized plane - 4 km 

  8. Auroras (Northern Lights) - 350 km  

  9. Flock of Geese - 6.4 km 

  10. Gemini Spacecraft - 300 km 

  11. Altostratus clouds - 1.4 km 

  12. Cirrus clouds - 10 km 

  13. Weather rocket - 150 km  

  14. Meteors - 80 km  



Back to Part I


Table of Contents || Teacher's Guide
History || Composition || Structure
Past, Present, and Future || Oxygen Calculation
Up, Up, and Away | Atmosphere Riddles