Layers of the Earth Teacher Resources
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Modeling Earth's Atmosphere
Life on Earth is made possible by the unique composition of its atmosphere. Working collaboratively, a scale model is created as young scientists learn about the different layers of gas that surround the planet. Cards are included that describe the specific region of the atmosphere that each group is responsible for adding to the model.
3rd - 5th Science 95 Views 90 Downloads
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as four other questions provided for project ideas.
5th - 8th Language Arts 49 Views 35 Downloads
Temperature and the Earth's Atmosphere
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.
6th - 12th Science 43 Views 133 Downloads
Inside the Earth - What's Inside the Earth?
Students examine the layers of the Earth by comparing it to a hard-boiled egg. In this layers of the Earth activity, 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.
3rd - 4th Science 34 Views 265 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Exploring Earthquakes: Earth Foldable
Geology junkies will make a foldable that covers a lot of ground regarding Earth's internal structure, its position in the solar system, and an explanation for its seasons. Templates and a printable page of instructions are included. Once assembled, learners will color, personalize, and add written information as you determine.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 11 Downloads
What's Below the Earth's Surface?
Students identify the geological layers of the Earth. They graphically depict each layer's characteristics. Students label and develop a color key for their exhibit. They create a down-to-Earth 3-D display with Erasable Markers.
1st - 6th Science 4 Views 7 Downloads
Where on Earth?
Tenth graders create maps to a secret location on the school grounds for others to follow, study topographical maps, estimate the size and shape of the Earth, explore various formations of the Earth's topography, and give an oral report on their conclusions.
10th Science 19 Views 94 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed by the New York Regents.
9th - 12th Science 32 Views 264 Downloads
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils for many different purposes.
3rd - 5th Science 21 Views 112 Downloads
Layers of the Earth: Plate Tectonics
Sixth graders participate in a lesson that is about investigating the different layers of the earth and defining how the plates move over the mantle. They engage in a variety of activities and use mathematics to create projects to display the concepts.
6th Science 20 Views 50 Downloads
Pupils study what earthquakes are and why they happen. In this earthquake lesson, students pretend they in an earthquake. They learn the associated vocabulary and listen to a demonstration lesson in which the teacher explains the layers of the earth using food items.
K - 3rd Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Looking Inside The Earth
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the location of structures inside the earth. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to create a model of the Earth that focuses upon the location of the crust.
3rd - 5th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first teaching about the carbon cycle and fossil fuels to give youngsters the background knowledge that will make this activity more meaningful.
3rd - 5th Science 36 Views 22 Downloads