Science - 2017-18

6.6 a - Properties of Air

The student will investigate and understand the properties of air and the structure and dynamics of earth's atmosphere.  Key concepts include

a) air as a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds.

Bloom's Levels: Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • Air in the atmosphere is a mixture of elements and compounds.


  • Air is a mixture of gaseous elements and compounds. These include nitrogen, oxygen, water, argon, and carbon dioxide. Nitrogen makes up the largest proportion of air.

  • I can explain the importance of the ozone layer.


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

a)  comprehend and apply basic terminology related to air and the atmosphere.

     identify the composition and physical characteristics of the atmosphere.


air, air pressure, humidity, troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, warm front, cold front, temperature, barometer, anemometer, air mass, cumulus cloud, stratus cloud, cirrus cloud, ozone, ultraviolet radiation, hygrometer, humidity, front, stationary front, occluded front, maritime air mass, continental air mass, tropical air mass, polar air mass, cumulonimbus cloud, weather vane, thermometer, rain gauge

Updated: Nov 18, 2017