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The Real-World Science Supplement
to Scholastic News.
protective layer of gases that surrounds Earth
The gases in the atmosphere shield us from the sun’s damaging rays.
far away from other people, houses, or cities
Ben’s house is so remote that it takes his friends hours to reach it.
add material that keeps heat from escaping
A puffy coat will insulate you to keep you warm in the snow.
layer of the atmosphere that begins 13 kilometers (8 miles) above Earth’s surface
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner set a world record in 2012 by jumping from the stratosphere, 24 miles up.
air moving from a place with high pressure to a place with low pressure
Air currents can blow clouds across the sky.