A FIRST STEP Inquiry Lesson
by scientist Dr. Phillip Moore Jr. and teachers Melissa Miller and James Miller of USDA/ARS/SPA SITE

National Standards:

State Standards:

  • Student knows the structure and function of Earth systems and describes the atmosphere including oxygen, nitrogen and water vapor
  • Student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations
  • Student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.
Degree of Inquiry: Initial/Preliminary