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222 resources with the concept the earth's layers

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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th
Math/Science Nucleus provides a set of four resources that take a deeper look into the parts of the plate tectonics cycle. Each resource contains hands-on activities and labs to help fifth graders develop a better understanding of one of...
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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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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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How We Know About the Earth's Core

For Students 8th - 11th
The big question is, how do we know about the composition of the earth's core? Sal explains that at 105 degrees from the source point of an earthquake the phenomena of p wave shadow zone leads us to conclude that the waves are traveling...
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How We Know About the Earth's Core

For Students 8th - 11th
The big question is, how do we know about the composition of the earth's core? Sal explains that at 105 degrees from the source point of an earthquake the phenomena of p wave shadow zone leads us to conclude that the waves are traveling...
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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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Where Do You Weigh the Most?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much do you actually weigh? It all depends on gravity. Scholars explore why gravity varies in different locations and how these variations affect weight.
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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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Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Earth provides all of the systems needed for life, and how it does that is very complex. The video explains how Earth got here and what makes it special. It details its layers, the atmosphere, and human's place on the planet.
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Subduction Zones

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sink into an interactive learning experience about subduction zones! Junior oceanographers examine the earth-shaking and earth-making effects of subduction in the fourth installment in a 13-part series. Hands-on activities include...
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The Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Your fingernails grow at approximately the same rate Earth's continents move. The video discusses Earth as a planet, its layers, our magnetic field, the atmosphere, and the human impact on Earth. It provides interesting facts that...
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Earthly Waves

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did scientists discover what lies beneath the earth's surface? Dig a hole? X-ray vision? Guide your class through the types of seismic waves and how these waves helped shed light on Earth's many layers. The included resources provide...
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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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Build Earth from the Inside Out! - #sciencegoals

For Students K - 5th Standards
The deeper you go into the Earth, the hotter it's going to get. Discover what is actually beyond the Earth's crust and why it gets hotter and hotter the further you go.
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Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

For Students 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...
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scholars observe a presentation on plate tectonics, layers of the earth, and plate boundaries. They then use the Internet to research major plates and label them on a world map.
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Waves and Density

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tectonic relationships prove when there is too much friction, the fault lies near. This STEM science lesson is designed as a guided inquiry experiment. Scholars know the question but must choose their materials, formulate their...
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Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What causes earthquakes? Second graders learn about stresses from plate movement with a set of hands-on activities. After tracing fault lines on a map with yarn, class members create a paper plate model of Earth to show its layers and...
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Volcanoes: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore volcanoes and the rocks they produce using the Internet. The lab portion of the lesson prompts young scientists to compare and describe igneous rocks. Next, they critique a pair or more of books on volcanoes in...
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A Hole in the Planet!

For Students 6th Standards
What would happen if we encountered a large hole in the earth's crust? After reading a short passage about Earth's layers, sixth graders answer five questions to determine the meaning of vocabulary words in context.