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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.
In this layer of the earth worksheet, students label and color each layer of the earth. Then students are asked to describe each layer below.
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.
Students study the layers of the Earth.  In this Earth's crust lesson students complete an activity, divide into groups and diagram and define given terms. 
Students use construction paper to model the layers of the 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.
Learners 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.
Sal details the chemical and mechanical makeup of the crust, mantle, and core layers of the earth. A strong addition to your geology or earth science lecture.
Fourth graders explore the three layers of the Earth describing the composition, thickness, and temperature of each layer. Layers are compared and contrasted and data unearthed placed into graphic organizers.
Learners examine the layers of the earth and the basic composition and thickness of each. Using construction paper, each student models the layers of the earth.
Eighth graders identify the different layers of the earth. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders choose a project to do from a given list according to their learning style. They present their finished project in class.
Learners depict the various layers of the Earth through an interactive art project. In this Earth's layers lesson plan, students listen to the book How to Dig a Hole to the other Side of the World and make speculations of why the center of the earth is made up of iron and nickel. Learners use colored sand to create an art project showing the various layers of Earth.
Students 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.
Learners identify the layers in the earth's atmosphere and describe its composition.  In this investigative lesson students answer questions and complete several activities.
In this earth's layers worksheet, students learn about the 3 different layers of the earth: core, mantle and crust. They then use this information to answer the 16 questions in the packet. The answers are all on the last page.
Students will examine the layers of the Earth. In this geology instructional activity, students create a scale model of the Earth's interior using cash register tape. They will determine the percentage of error in the scale compared to the actual size of the earth's radius.
In this Earth worksheet, students find 8 words, related to the Earth, in a puzzle. Students also use the words to answer 8 questions about the layers of the Earth.
Fifth graders discuss the layers of the Earth. In this 5E model lesson, 5th graders discuss if it is possible to drill through the middle of the Earth and the composition of the layers of the Earth. They will use the correct terminology in their discussion and writings.
Eighth graders describe and identify the three layers of the Earth. They work together to construct their own earth model. They share their creation with the class.
Sixth graders examine the layers of the Earth and the changes that take place on a daily basis. They look at the layers of a boiled egg to relate them to the layers of the Earth.

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