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Learners identify and complete activities about the structure of the Earth. In this Earth structure lesson plan, students view a Powerpoint about the Earth's layers and complete a diagram. learners compare temperatures in the Earth's layers to the sun. Students build a scaled model of the Earth layers and complete a convection model experiment.
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.
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 define and understand the concept of geothermal features. In this geothermal features instructional activity, students discuss and research geothermal features and record their findings on two worksheets (Geothermal Greatness and How does it all happen). Students additionally complete a tell us more worksheet. Students create projects and present to class.