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AQA GCSE Chemistry Topic 9 - Chemistry Of The Atmosphere





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 • I can state the different proportions of the gases in the current atmosphere 

 • I can state that the Earth’s atmosphere has changed over time 

 • I can describe that changes that have led to the evolution of today’s atmosphere 

 • I can explain how the levels of oxygen increased 

 • I can explain how the levels of carbon dioxide decreased 

 • I can state the greenhouse gases 

 • I can describe how these gases interact with radiation 

 • I can describe the effect an increased level of these gases in the atmosphere has on the climate 

 • I can recall which activities contribute to increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere 

 • I can recall what the predictions are for the effect of greenhouse gases of future temperature levels 

 • I can discuss the limitations of scientific models 

 • I can define the term carbon footprint 

 • I can list the major sources of atmospheric pollution 

 • I can describe the effects that carbon dioxide has on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that sulfur dioxide has on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that water vapour has on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that carbon monoxide has on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that nitrogen oxides have on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that carbon particles have on the atmosphere 

 • I can describe the effects that pollution has on humans, animals and plants