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122 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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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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Restless Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
In less than 25 years, the continent of Australia moved 4.9 feet thanks to plate tectonics. The presentation introduces the idea of the layers of the earth as well as plate tectonics. It goes into why the plates move and where we believe...
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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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Clay Model Earth

For Teachers 4th - 7th
What a great way to incorporate hands-on learning while teaching about the earth's layers. The class observes an overhead transparency (linked in Included Materials) as they create their own model Earth using different colors of clay....
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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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Lesson One: The Earth, Background and Glossary

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much do you really know about our planet? Middle schoolers build up their prior knowledge about Earth, its placement in the solar system, its composition, and important geological vocabulary with an introductory earth science lesson.
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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.
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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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Plate Tectonics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging video explores plate tectonics, from the evidence to support the theory to their movement. The analysis of the location of worldwide earthquakes shows scholars where major tectonic plates meet. The instructor differentiates...
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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 Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get a detailed look at plate tectonics with a 14-slide presentation that highlights the Earth's layers, continental drift, seafloor spreading, the theory of plate tectonics, and boundary types. Each slide provides thorough explanations,...
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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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Taking a Ride on a Lithospheric Plate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Assist your pupils and broaden their horizons with several activities that determine the exact positioning of various communities over the globe. Pupils use data from the Global Positioning System to determine the position and rate of...
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Plate Tectonics: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 4th Standards
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...
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Why is Mount Everest so Tall?

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Many years ago, when the Indian plate collided into the Eurasian plate, the highest mountain on Earth was formed. But what gives Mount Everest its shape? Watch an informative video to learn what factors make the prominent peak so tall.
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Plate Tectonics: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders continue their investigation of the plate tectonics cycle with an exploration of the movement of Earth's crust. During the lab, young geologists conduct an experiment to discover the result of different types of stress...
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Earthquakes: Sixth Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 6th Standards
Young seismologists learn more about plate tectonics with a set of pre-lab, lab, and post-lab lessons plans on earthquakes. After exploring how waves travel through various materials, sixth graders record their observations and draw...
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Landforms, Hey!

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What are different types of landforms, and how are they formed? This is the focus of a video that describes how mountains, plateaus, mesas, buttes, volcanoes, deserts, islands, and deltas are made.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How does water help shape Earth's landforms? This is the focus of a video that describes how mechanical weathering and chemical weathering help shape Earth's geologic features.