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The Earth's Floating Plates-The Principle of Isostasy

Students utilize various materials from around their homes to discover how and why things float, which leads to responding to questions about how Earth behaves. Students draw a picture of the interior of the Earth illustrating the core, mantle, and crust. Students also draw a picture illustrating the lithosphere and asthenosphere.

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5th - 9th
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