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156 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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Layers of the Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We can't dig a hole through the Earth, so how do we know about the layers beneath our feet? Scholars learn about layering through hands-on exploration of common materials. They study the characteristics of each layer and apply their...
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Plate Tectonics Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a plate tectonics interactive that will really move your class! The first of a 13-part series introduces young geologists to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary they need to understand the interactions between crustal plates....
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far have California's Channel islands moved? What was the rate of this movement? Class members first examine data that shows the age of the Hawaiian island chain and the average speed of the Pacific Plate. They then watch West of the...
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Earth's Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know what layers are inside of the earth since we can't dig that deep? The first in a series of five lessons introduces the concept of sampling and testing a hypothesis about what is inside a sphere. Using two spheres that look...
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A Moving Crust

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Young scientists piece together the geological puzzle that is the earth in the third and final lesson of this earth science series. With the help of numerous multimedia resources and a series of engaging hands-on activities, students...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - Plate Tectonics

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists will think you're the coolest teacher on the planet when you use this video to help them understand the basics of plate tectonics. The lyrics, compiled by science teacher Sue Selle, are played to the music from...
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Density of Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Given a variety of rocks, junior geologists calculate densities and correlate them to Earth's layers. As a simulation of continental crust, they experiment with how materials of differing density float in water. Finally, they compare the...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewExplore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Why Are Earthquakes so Hard to Predict?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cell phones to crowdsource vibrations to warn of incoming earthquakes? Detectors to register high levels of radon-thoron isotopes? After detailing the factors that make earthquakes so difficult to predict, the narrator of a fascinating...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Himalayan Megaquake | Future Earthquake Potential

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The Himalayas are a hotspot for earthquakes. Using an informative video presentation, viewers learn how scientists reference history and GPS technology to predict future occurrences. The video describes the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in...
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Daly's Model of Subduction

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The subduction model: helping learners understand how continental drift is possible. An animation demonstration illustrates the process of subduction through an analysis of the earth's layers. The instructor narrates the process as the...
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The Whole Saga of the Supercontinents

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
See the world as it was—and also how it will be! A riveting video from a vast biology and earth science playlist takes viewers back in time to see how supercontinents formed, broke apart, and formed again. The resource includes a sneak...
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Structure of the Earth

For Students 6th - 9th
What lies beyond the ground beneath our feet? Young geologists learn the four main layers of Earth with an engaging puzzle set. The interactive illustrates each layer, and users must place them correctly before they can progress to the...
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Plate Tectonics Explained

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to teach plate tectonics but not sure where to begin? Start with a short video that is long on learning! Junior earth scientists discover the basics of plate tectonics, complete with colorful analogies and explanations. The...
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What If the Earth Were Hollow?

For Students 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...
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Structure and Composition of the Earth

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is Earth different from other planets? What makes it so special, anyway? It's only fitting to delve into how the "parent" rock was formed in the first installment of a seven-part series about rocks and rock formation. Amateur...
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Plate Tectonics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does the temperature of the surface of the earth relate to the movement of the earth's plates? Three variables — temperature, composition, and thickness encourage scholars to discover plate tectonics. They create mountains, volcanoes,...
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Wooly Magma

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Model the earth's core with a neat activity that uses science as an inquiry and step-by-step procedures. The activity acquires a lot of assistance from the teacher or volunteer helpers. 
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Final Project: The Earth, Inside Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Follow in Jules Verne's footsteps and take a journey to the center of the earth! Middle schoolers work together to design a trip inside the earth using their knowledge from the previous lessons in the unit.
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Lesson Four: The Earth, Layers of Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get your hands dirty with a set of earth science activities! Class members delve into a hard-boiled egg to find the similarities to the earth's layers, create a papier-mâché model of the earth, craft a simulation of the earth's...
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Earth Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the consistency of the earth's layers and soil through modeling. By conducting an engaging experiment, learners develop a model for the earth's layers and a soil profile using edible materials. Each material is chosen based on...
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Could I Dig a Hole Through the Earth?

For Students K - 5th Standards
Why can't we dig through to the other side of the Earth? There are many layers and lots of heat, so the job is impossible. Watch a video that describes and explains each layer of the Earth.
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Make Your Own Mountains! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
In a world where plate tectonics have helped create Earth's geological features, it is an ever-changing process. Show young scientists a video that demonstrates the movement of Earth's plates to create fold mountains.