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Earth science super stars visit the National Earth Science Teachers Association's interactive website to glean information on the layers of the atmosphere. Data tables are provided for them to record what is collected. This assignment gives your middle or high schoolers practice interpreting graphs and following instructions. The result is new knowledge of the characteristics of each atmospheric layer.
Students identify the layers of the Earth and complete activities for the topic. In this Earth layers instructional activity, 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.
Third graders examine the layers of the earth during a teacher led discussion. They listen to a read aloud of "How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World," as they "visit" each layer. They work a worksheet while small groups design a model of the earth using play dough with the teacher's guidance.
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.
Young scholars explore the layers of the Earth. In this layers of the Earth lesson, 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. Young scholars can also make and label a model of the Earth's layers using clay.
Young scientists explore the Earth from the inside out. The Earth's inner and outer core are studied, as are the movements of the tectonic plates that are the cause of so many earthquakes and volcanos. This nine-page plan contains many excellent worksheets and activities that are age-appropriate for first graders. This is an ambitious topic to cover for such young learners, but I believe this lesson is written in just the right manner.