The Crusty Earth

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Geology rocks — literally! A geology chapter offers eleven activities at four different levels. Scholars enjoy completing hands-on experiments before applying critical thinking skills following a share, process, generalize, apply, and going further format. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use Play-Doh to make a model of the layers of Earth
Classroom Considerations

  • Some activities require a large amount of space (e.g. a garage or room with no air system)
  • All activities can be made more challenging or simplified as needed
  • The first in a set of seven chapters of geology activities
Pros

  • Provides activity sheets and answer keys
  • Includes vocabulary, extensions, and teacher notes
  • Contains objectives for the project and pupil in every lesson
Cons

  • None