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Students identify the layers of the Earth and complete activities for the topic. In this Earth layers lesson, students chart their ideas about the Earth's layers and view a PowerPoint for the topic. Students view an apple to learn about the Earth's layers. Students read "the Magic School Bus Inside the Earth" and make a model of the layers of Earth.
Students examine the layers of the Earth by comparing it to a hard-boiled egg. In this layers of the Earth lesson, students decorate an egg with the continents and oceans. They examine and compare the inner layers of an egg to those of the Earth before discussing how volcanos are formed. They complete the associated worksheet.
After diagramming the layers of the atmosphere and compare them your students develop questions about the weather. Your class explore what makes up the air, research websites, and create a model to show 'Atmospheric Absorption.' Students complete two experiments and a crossword puzzle.
Students explore the layers of the Earth. In this layers of the Earth activity, students work in groups to label an egg similar to the layers of the Earth. Student then draw their own picture and label the parts of the Earth. Students can also make and label a model of the Earth's layers using clay.