Layers of the Atmosphere

Layers of the Atmosphere

Click the following link: 

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES14/ES14.html

You will use the red arrow on the left side to change the altitude of either the rocket or ballon. Do the following altitude settings, click launch and answer the following questions.

Set Altitude to: 10, press launch

1. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?

Press Show Phenomenon

2. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

Set Altitude to: 25, press launch

3. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?  

Press Show Phenomenon,

4. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

Set Altitude to: 50, press launch

5. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature? 

Set Altitude to: 60, press launch

6. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature? 

Set Altitude to: 75, press launch

7. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature? 

Press Show Phenomenon

8. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

Set Altitude to: 100, press launch

9. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?

Press Show Phenomenon and write down the phenomenon

Set Altitude to: 150, press launch

10. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?

Press Show Phenomenon

11. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

Set Altitude to: 200, press launch

12. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?

Press Show Phenomenon

13. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

Set Altitude to: 400, press launch

14. What is the Altitude, Density, Pressure, Temperature?

Press Show Phenomenon

15. What phenomenon occurs at this altitude?

16. What happened to air pressure as you moved up the altitude scale?

17. What happened to the density of the air as you moved up the scale?

18. What happened to the temperature as you moved up the scale?

19. What do you think would have to the density, pressure and temperature if you move pass 400km?

20. How far up was the ballon able to travel before you had to switch to a rocket?