Activity: Past, Present, and Future




Purpose:

You will describe the development of the atmosphere from the past to the present and predict the state of the future atmosphere.

Procedure:


Study the History of the Atmosphere and Composition of the Atmosphere and the other online resources to become knowledgable about the past and present composition of the atmosphere.

Research these links:

After examining the state of our present atmosphere, predict what you think our atmosphere will be like in the year 2025. Will it be the same? worse? better? What makes you think this?


Imagine that you are the sun, a water molecule, or a rock. You have been around since the earliest atmosphere. Choose one of the following to describe the changes and the experiences you have encountered. Make a prediction about the future atmosphere based on your recent experiences.

    A. An Illustrated Poem

    1. Must describe the development of the present atmosphere and predict the future atmosphere
    2. Must use ALL underlined words (History of the Atmosphere)
    3. Must contain at least 24 lines
    4. Words must rhyme
    5. At least one illustration per 8 lines

    B. A Comic Strip

    1. Must describe the development of the present atmosphere and predict the future atmosphere
    2. Must use ALL underlined words (History of the Atmosphere)
    3. Must have at least eight frames
    4. Must have a cartoon picture for each frame
    5. Each frame must have a caption or dialogue box

    C. An Illustrated Story

    1. Must describe the development of the present atmosphere and predict the future atmosphere
    2. Must use ALL underlined words (History of the Atmosphere)
    3. Must have at least three parts to the story: past,
      present, and future
    4. Must have at least one illustration per part

Grading:


Criteria

Possible Points

Earned Points

Followed
Directions
25 points 
Content:
Correct & Clear
40 points 
Neat, Attractive,
& Colorful
15 points 
Creative
 
20 points 
Obvious Extra Effort
 
0-10 points 
Possible
Total Points
 
110 points 


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