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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s CrustLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
Earth Materials - Geology and Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
Why Does The Earth Have Layers?Lesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th
How is the Earth like an onion? In this video from PBS Digital Studios, viewers first learn the different layers of Earth and their properties. In addition, they hear how these layers came about, starting with the Big Bang theory and the...
Lesson One: The Earth, Background and GlossaryLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
How much do you really know about our planet? Middle schoolers build up their prior knowledge about Earth, its placement in the solar system, its composition, and important geological vocabulary with an introductory earth science lesson.
The Early Earth and Plate TectonicsLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th
Go back billions of years and meet the earth as it was before life formed. It may seem impossible, but learners will see how the earth has changed and shifted over time. But what moves the earth's plates? You'll learn about the power of...
What If the Earth Were Hollow?Lesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th
Man has dreamed of outer space travel for hundreds of years...but, what about inner-Earth travel? Could it work? Young scientists explore the notion of jumping into a hole through Earth and the factors that affect the journey, such as...