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156 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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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.
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For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Give young geologists an up close and personal look at volcanoes with a series of hands-on earth science lessons. Whether they are investigating the properties of igneous rocks, building their own volcanoes, or making fudge to model the...
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Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Heat things up in your earth science class with this collaborative lesson on volcanoes. After first being introduced to the different types of volcanoes and how they are formed, young geologists work in small groups to research the...
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Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
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Plate Tectonics I

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young geologists get a glimpse beneath the earth's surface in this plate tectonics investigation. After first learning about the different layers of the earth and the constant movement of its plates, young geologists work in small groups...
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Into the Deep

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Take young scientists into the depths of the world's ocean with the second lesson of this three-part earth science series. After first drawing pictures representing how they imagine the bottom of the ocean to appear, students investigate...
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Move Mountains

For Students 4th - 6th
As part of a series of activities, or maybe just as a demonstration, this activity shows how tectonic plates push together and give rise to mountain ranges. All it takes is a piece of newspaper and your own two hands. 
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Compositional and Mechanical Layers of the Earth

For Students 8th
Sal details the chemical and mechanical makeup of the crust, mantle, and core layers of the earth. A strong addition to your geology or earth science lecture.
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Agents of Erosion

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders observe and identify the effects of geological activities and weathering on Earth's surface. They also take a look at reports of events such as storms, earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes. There is a hefty hands-on activity...
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Discovering Rocks

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore their neighborhoods to collect a variety of rocks that are compared for color, texture, and size. This leads to a inquirey into the parts of the Earth and the type of rocks that conctitute its crust.
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The Building Blocks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This PowerPoint is a comprehensive review of all the facts related to an atom's basic structure and function. What makes this unique is that it is geared toward an audience of junior geologists. After introducing the periodic table of...
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So Much Water, So Little to Drink

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore salt and fresh water. In this water lesson, students investigate the amount of Earth covered by water. Students compare the amounts of salt water to fresh water. Students create a visual representation to aid comprehension.
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Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to...
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Earth: A Unique Planet

For Students 7th - 8th
An entire unit's worksheets are included here in this earth science packet, with multiple learning styles addressed! Although the text isn't included, 6 reading guides are outlined with reading requirements indicated. Learners complete a...
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Remote Sensing and Landsat Satellite Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students comprehend how satellites use remote sensing to produce images. They use supervised classification with Landsat images. Students recognize that the earth's surface has different basic land surfaces that reflect/emit different...
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Plate Tectonics-Geological Features of Divergent Plate Boundaries

For Students 8th
Sal explains the mechanism of crust lift developing at hot spots and the density changes at those point continuing to cause depressions. The depressions and thinner layers fill with water resulting in a flooded rift valley.
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Inside the Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Can you show the parts of the Earth in less than a minute? This 50-second clip set to classical music, shows a cut away version of the Earth, exposing the inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. It's short, sweet, and makes for a...
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Plate Tectonics-Difference Between Crust and Lithosphere

For Students 8th
Explore the tectonic plates that make up the surface of our Earth and their movement, as well as the terminology of the earth's structure.
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The Early Earth and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go back billions of years and meet the earth as it was before life formed. It may seem impossible, but learners will see how the earth has changed and shifted over time. But what moves the earth's plates? You'll learn about the power of...
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Earth Materials - Geology and Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Not going into depth on any one topic, this Earth science presentation skims the crust. It touches on the materials that construct the crust and then moves into plate tectonics. This is a useful and colorful note-taking guide for your...
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Exploring Geography and Its Tools

For Students 7th - 9th
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and...
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Earth Egg

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss plate tectonics and the layers of the earth's interior. They use eggs as models of the earth and answer questions regarding which part of the egg would represent which part of the earth.
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Rocks Worksheet #3

For Students 6th - 9th
Here is a worksheet in which junior geologists determine where the igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks might be found on a diagram of rock layers in Earth.s crust. They show what they know through a series of five multiple choice...