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155 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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The Geology of a Snicker’s Bar: Tectonic Plates

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the layers of the Earth using a Snicker's bar. For this science lesson, students identify the parts of the Snicker's bar and identify which layer of the Earth the parts of the candy bar would represent. Students discuss...
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The Ocean Floor

For Students 7th - 8th
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text compares the ocean floor to the Grand Canyon to gives students perspective, and gives a brief coverage of the earth's crust and...
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Environmental Changes from Space

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss Landsat Satellites and the use of the images they provide as well as the purpose of keeping records of the information from the satellites. The class works in groups to complete a worksheet on short term and long term...
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Can You See What I See?

For Teachers K - 8th
Students gain an understanding of the methods used to explore the earth's surface. Students create a time line leading to the first satellite image of the Earth that includes the various methods utilized to observe the earth's surface.
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The Crust: how does the curst move?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Earth science by answering geology questions. In this plate tectonics lesson, students identify the regions in New Zealand prone to earthquakes due to faults and plate friction. Students utilize fruit peels, water and a...
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Scale Drawing of Earth

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners name the different layers of the Earth. In this earth science lesson, students calculate the thickness of each layer. They draw a scaled model of the Earth.
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Park Ranger in Training

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate rock formations. For this weathering and erosion lesson, students research the causes of rock formations. Students make a presentation about the information they find.
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Climate Change: Is there a Controversy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore climate changes. In this climate changes lesson, students research what causes changes. Students search the Internet, summarize reports they find and create a poster with the information.
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What on Earth is in the Earth?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate what organisms and objects live in the soil beneath us. In this Earth science lesson, students are given a sample soil package from their teacher to dig through which includes bones, twigs and leaves. Students...
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Getting to the Core of the Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars explore the layers of the Earth. In this layers of the Earth lesson, students work in groups to label an egg similar to the layers of the Earth. Student then draw their own picture and label the parts of the Earth. Young...
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How Much Ocean?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this ocean worksheet, students are given a map of the world and they predict the amount of water that covers the Earth's surface. They count the total number of squares on the given map that represent the water and they land and they...
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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 activity, 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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Process and Inquiry

For Students 6th - 8th
For this process and inquiry worksheet, students solve 5 multiple choice questions using a table of the elements found in the Earth's crust showing the percentage of each.
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Digging the Earth's Crust

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the Earth's crust. In this geology instructional activity, 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 instructional activity, students have two activities as part of a unit. First, to use a Styrofoam ball to model the earth's...
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The Changing Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars observe and analyze weathering. In this earth science instructional activity, students demonstrate physical and chemical weathering in two experiments, then write questions for a class Jeopardy game.
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Inside the Earth

For Students 7th - 9th
In this Earth worksheet, students answer questions about the Earth's crust, the mantle of the Earth and the core of the Earth.
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The Earth's Layers Foldable

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth's layers worksheet, 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 worksheet, 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.