Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal ................................................................................................................painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Layers of the Atmosphere

 The boys are learning about the homosphere, which is the layer of atmosphere closest to the earth and the heterosphere, which is above the homosphere. The heterosphere (different sphere) has several layers in which different gases prodominate, which gives the heterosphere its name. We made this little lift-the-flap page by taping a white sheet of paper at the top of a sheet of manilla cardstock, leaving about an inch of the cardstock showing at the bottom. The labels are then added.
We cut out this chart of the layers of the homosphere from Considering God's Creation workbook and added to the homosphere page.
Layered cookie mixes are a great way to hands-on illustrate the layers of the atmosphere. Just about any cookie mix recipe will do for this as the layers do not have to be exact in terms of their size to give them the concept.
You could even label them like Amanda at A Homegrown Life has done.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome Activity!
    Marcia :)

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  2. Sigh, I know I pinned this, and I could have sworn I commented at the time. Apparently I just pinned it. Sometimes I think my head isn't screwed on.

    I love the idea of using a cookie mixture for the layers.

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