Name: ____________ Intro to the Atmosphere Webquest First things first: Rename this file using the following format: Period_LastName_Atmo Example: 6_Hayden_Atmo Edit the following document with your answers IN ANOTHER COLOR. Cozy Blanket Around Earth 1. Which four gases are most common in Earth's atmosphere? Give the percentages. 2. What are the six main layers of the atmosphere, according to this website? 2b. How is this different than what we discussed in class? 3. Which layer is closest to space? 4. How did the atmosphere form? 5. What happens to air pressure as altitude increases? 6. Why do you think the layers are often called a "Cozy Blanket Around Earth." Use the Second Link on my website, named Seasons Interactive Website and search the web to answer the following: 7. Set the Earth’s inclination to Earth’s tilt. If the Earth is to the right of the Sun in the picture, which season are we (in the northern hemisphere) having? 8. What season is the southern hemisphere experiencing at this same time? 9. The Earth is obviously tilted on its axis (like Mr. Hayden’s globe). At what angle is it tilted? 10. When the Earth orbits the Sun, is that rotation or revolution? 11. Place the Earth at the top of the diagram. What season is this for the northern hemisphere? 12. Would there be more sunlight or darkness during a 24-hour period on this day? Solstices and Equinoxes 13. When was the Spring Equinox is 2000? (date and time)? 14. When will the Summer Solstice be in 2018 (date and time)? 15. On what date in 2016 will there be the shortest days (longest darkness)? Heat Transfer You will have to click “Begin” to start this activity. 16. Click on "Radiation." a. How does heat transfer occur through radiation? b. List three examples of radiation. 17. Click on "Conduction." a. How does heat transfer occur through conduction? b. List four good conductors. 18. Click on "Convection." a. How does heat transfer occur through convection? b. List four examples of convection. For these next two Topics, search the Web for your answers. Greenhouse Effect 19. What is the Greenhouse Effect (describe how it works)? Greenhouse Gases 20. What are the four main greenhouse gases?