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126 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a series of experiments to learn about plate tectonics and the different materials of the Earth. In this plate tectonics lesson plan, students use eggs, water, beakers, paper, and more materials to learn about the...
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Plate Tectonics-Notes

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students complete a sheet of notes about the layer's of the Earth, plate tectonics, continental drift and sea floor spreading.
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Digging the Earth's Crust

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the Earth's crust. In this geology lesson plan, students identify the materials made up of the Earth's crust and investigate the different kinds of soil.
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Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this plate tectonics worksheet, students use Graham crackers, frosting, water and a paper plate to simulate tectonic processes such as convergent, divergent and transforming plate boundaries.
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Earth's Interior

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this Earth's interior worksheet, students read about the geology of the Earth, the layers of the Earth's crust and the forces that change the Earth's surface. Students label the Earth's layers on a diagram, they answer 2 questions and...
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Layers of the Earth

For Students 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read about the characteristics of the Earth's layers such as the mantle, core, and crust. They answer 10 mixed type questions using the online application.
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Earth Changes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the make-up of the earth and the changes it undergoes in an earthquake. In this earth science lesson, students have two activities as part of a unit. First, to use a Styrofoam ball to model the earth's structure, and...
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The Changing Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students observe and analyze weathering. In this earth science lesson, students demonstrate physical and chemical weathering in two experiments, then write questions for a class Jeopardy game.
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The Earth's Layers Foldable

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth's layers activity, students build a model of the earth's layers with colored paper including the crust, the mantle, the inner core and the outer core.
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Earth's Layers Foldable Questions Sheet

For Students 7th - 10th
In this earth's layers activity, students answer questions about the main layers of the earth using the model they built in the activity. They write details about each layer and answer questions.
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Layers of the Earth

For Students 4th - 5th
In this layer of the earth worksheet, students label and color each layer of the earth. Then students are asked to describe each layer below.
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Advanced Matching--Land Formations Part 1

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Using this activity, learners could review information they have covered about land forms, such as hills, mountains and plateaus. This 17 question activity could be used with upper elementary or ESL students to test or review information...
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The Earth's Layers

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth's layers worksheet, students learn about the 3 different layers of the earth: core, mantle and crust. They then use this information to answer the 16 questions in the packet. The answers are all on the last page.
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Weathering and Erosion

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate how changes occur on the surface of the earth through erosion and glaciation. They observe what happens to salt and iron after they interact with water and vinegar, and analyze what occurs when water is sprinkled on...
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Fossil Fuels (III), The Geology of Coal: Interpreting Geologic History

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students hypothesize about why various samples of coal have different characteristics. Pupils use information that they found during Internet searches to ascertain the validity of their hypotheses and verify the "story" of coal. ...
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Edible Four-Layer Earth

For Teachers 1st - 6th
This instructional activity is designed to come after students have studied about the four main layers of the earth. They may relate the size of the sections to known objects such as the mantle to the size of a grapefruit and the outer...
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Planet Interiors

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students view cut-away images of the planets' interiors, comparing and contrasting them with the Earth's in written form. Students also classify each planet as "terrestrial" or "Jovian". The Planet Interiors applet on the CSA website...
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the causes of earthquakes and the various types of fault lines through a variety of hands-on demonstrations using prepared cakes. They record their observations in their science journals.
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Cavern Formation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students watch the movie Discovering Timpanogos Cave to study the changes in the earth's crust and the formation of caverns. They experiment with vinegar and limestone to observe changes and record crystal formation.
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Layers Of The Earth

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners examine the layers of the earth and the basic composition and thickness of each. Using construction paper, each student models the layers of the earth.
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Happy Lesson: The Earth's Crust

For Teachers 5th - 7th
This PowerPoint provides a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank format for reviewing vocabulary and related content following an "earth's crust" science unit. The information is concise and age-appropriate and the font and colors are...
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Dig In! A Study of the Earth's Crust

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students write a praise chorus and discover the composition of the Earth's crust.  In this Biblical creation and the Earth's crust activity, students read a praise passage from Psalms and perform a choral reading.  Students discuss the...
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The Earth's Layers: Day 6: Landforms II

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students closely examine the earth's crust and various landforms. In this Earth's layers instructional activity students work in cooperative groups and analyze their roles and responsibilities therein. Each group is assigned a specific...
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Investigating the Soil

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the Earth's crust by researching pH levels and acidity. In this environmental safety lesson, students identify the pros and cons of acidity within soil and how it affects plants. Students collaborate in a pH level...