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Earth's Interior Minerals
Students identify the layers of the Earth. They discover the properties and minerals in each layer. They answer questions about the minerals found to end the lesson.
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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 lesson, students decorate an egg with the continents and oceans. They examine and compare the inner layers of an egg to those of...
3rd - 4th Science
Plate Tectonics: Third Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
Third graders examine plate movements and boundaries with a lab that demonstrates how volcanoes and earthquakes are formed. It presents different types of stresses an object can withstand through a hands-on experiment with clay to...
3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plate Tectonics: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities
The pre-lab portion of the lesson introduces emerging geologists to the various layers that make up Earth. After completing a sheet on the identification of the layers, class members simulate plate boundaries and their...
4th Science CCSS: Adaptable