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155 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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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 lesson 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 core to the size...
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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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Mystery Elements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the eight elements that make up the earth's crust. They conduct Internet research, develop a data table, develop a model of an atom, interpret information to identify the eight elements, and create a circle graph using...
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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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Earth's Surface Features

For Students 5th - 7th
What is the earth's surface composed of? Use this graphic organizer to introduce this concept through four simple terms: crust, coast, ocean floor, and mid-ocean. Learners describe the different features briefly as they read the...
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Slip-Slidin' Away

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students research earth science by utilizing a Venn Diagram. For this flooding lesson students identify the major causes of flooding during this century. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and complete a Venn diagram based on...
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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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Born of Fire

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students create a volcano using baking soda and vinegar and view how the surface material changes much like the Earth changes when a volcano errupts. In this volcano lesson plan, students also create a volcano story.
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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 lesson, 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
Learners closely examine the earth's crust and various landforms. In this Earth's layers lesson students work in cooperative groups and analyze their roles and responsibilities therein. Each group is assigned a specific landform to...
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For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars explore Earth science by viewing slide-show images. In this Erosion instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation with photographs of dust bowls and harsh weather. Young scholars discuss the contrasting...
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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...
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Layers of the Earth (Crust, Mantle, Inner and Outer Cores)

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the layers of the Earth.  In this Earth's crust instructional activity students complete an activity, divide into groups and diagram and define given terms. 
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The Mountain Blows its Top

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers replicate a volcanic eruption. In this volcanoes lesson plan, students follow the provided procedures to show and describe how the inflation of a bulge led to the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
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Heat and Density

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students observe 3 demonstrations of heat and density.  In this experimental lesson students participate in an activity that allows them to see the Earth's plate boundaries. 
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Chesapeake Bay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discover how large the ocean is as part of our world.  In this investigative lesson students do an activity to see how much ocean covers our world, record data and graph their information. 
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Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students view a demonstration of a volcano and its erruption, then watch a video segment.  In this volcanic eruption lesson students explore different types of volcanoes, how and why they errupt, and the impact of such eruptions. 
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Oil and Natural Gas Formation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students complete a narrative paper and a drawing depicting how the formation of oil and natural gas taken from the Earth's crust were once plants and animals millions of years ago. In this oil and natural gas lesson plan, students read,...