Blue Planet - Air (eBook)
Milliken’s Blue Planet series covers Earth Science for grades 9 to 12 in five concise yet thorough volumes: Earth, Water, Atmosphere, Space, and Energy. Each book includes 12 full–color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) to enhance classroom demonstrations, plus 60 reproducible pages. Air focuses on the atmosphere, and occurrences within the atmosphere, including the atmosphere's composition and evolution, the layers of the atmosphere, the physics of light, sound, and heat within the atmosphere, winds in the atmosphere, moisture in the atmosphere, including cloud formation, and weather.
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