This resource is a 13-minute video that presents a comprehensive overview of atmospheric science. The composition of the atmosphere and some of its structure are introduced before discussing the ozone layer, solar radiation, pollution, environmental regulations, industrial pollutants, and other topics. This resource does not shy away from discussing complex topics, but it does a great job of explaining terminology and jargon while making the topic approachable. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
HS-ESS2-6 Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.