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156 resources with the concept the earth's crust

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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,...
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Plate Tectonics: An "Eggs"periment

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students investigate plate tectonics by observing a cracked egg shell.  In this Earth science lesson, students draw borders of continents on an egg shell, only to watch it crack in a glass.  Students record the breakup of the "Earth" and...
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The Earth's Surface

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice using the Internet for research. In this technology lesson, 5th graders navigate the Internet to find information on the surface of the Earth and how it is changing. They complete a worksheet.
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Earth Science: How Does the Earth's Surface Change?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the Earth's changing surface. In this earth science instructional activity, 4th graders conduct a scientific experiment that replicates the wearing away of minerals. Students write paragraphs that make connections...
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Your Own Backyard

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study Earth's features and their local environments. In this Earth's features lesson, students take a field trip to observe a natural environment and students sketch their observations of the nature. Students watch videos about...
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Take a Stab!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students construct an experiment to test the rigidity of compressed air and its strength. In this earth science lesson, students are divided into groups, and by putting their thumb over the end of a straw, use the compressed air strength...
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Bill Nye: Earth's Crust

For Students 4th
In this layers of the Earth learning exercise, 4th graders fill in the blanks in 13 statements. They use words that apply to the layers of the Earth and the formation of the Earth.
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Plate Tectonics

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students complete a data sheet. In this Earth composition lesson, students learn what happens when the Earth's plates push against each other. They watch a teacher demonstration and complete a data sheet.
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The Changing Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars explore the Earth's crust. In this earth science lesson, students participate in 2 activities that demonstrate physical and chemical weathering. Young scholars also play Jeopardy with topics including volcanoes,...
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The Earth's Surface

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars identify the characteristics of places. In this communities lesson, students discuss what they observe when they travel and construct a list of places in their neighborhood. Young scholars use a Landscape Picture Map to...
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Quartz

For Students 9th - 12th
In this quartz worksheet, students read about the chemical structure and properties of quartz and its commercial applications. Then, students complete 7 short answer questions.
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Plates of the Earth's Crust

For Teachers 5th - 7th
In this Earth's crust and continental plates worksheet, students are given a diagram of the plates of the Earth. They choose a color to draw each different plate so they can be distinguished from one another.
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What's Inside the Earth?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this earth's composition worksheet, students read about the layers within the earth and they answer 3 multiple choice questions. They color a diagram of the earth's core using different colors to represent the solid metal, the liquid...
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Label the Earth Diagram

For Students 6th - 9th
In this earth's layer activity, students label a diagram of the earth's layers. They are given 4 terms and their definitions to read and students determine which layer is which on the diagram based on the definitions.
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Seafloor Spreading

For Students 7th - 9th
In this seafloor spreading worksheet, learners use 12 given terms to complete sentences about the layers of the Earth and the components of the layers of the Earth.
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The History of Life Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Earth Science worksheet, students answer 21 questions regarding the appearance, and disappearance, of certain forms of life on Earth.
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Earth's Interior

For Students 6th - 10th
In this Earth worksheet, students review the three main layers of the Earth's interior and their specific characteristics. This worksheet has 3 multiple choice, 3 matching, 12 fill in the blank, and 6 short answer questions.
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A Journey to Earth's Center

For Students 6th - 12th
In this Earth worksheet, students label a diagram of the 4 different Earth layers and complete 8 fill in the blank statements about the Earth's crust.
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General Description of Site

For Students 6th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, middle schoolers identify what a site matrix is and that is composed of a sandstone mixture. They excavate each quadrant and write detailed journal entries. Students also complete a site map that...
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Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science related worksheet, students look up, define and discuss seven key terms that deal with their study of volcanoes.
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Basin & Range Faulting

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify that the crust of the earth is constantly moving and that with the exception of faults accompanied by earthquakes, this rate of movement is far too slow to notice. Then they print a copy of cross-section map A and...
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Inside Earth

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the makeup of the earth, including the core, the mantle and the crust. They compare the temperatures and thicknesses of each layer. In pairs, they make a model of a cross-section of the earth out of modeling clay.
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King of the Mound

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils investigate water as an agent of change. They conduct an experiment involving a mound of soil, observe and record any changes that occur when ice melts on the mound of dirt, and create a drawing of the changes that take place on...
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The Dynamic Crust

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders assume the role of reporters reporting on a major earthquake in the northeast, which has significantly affected New York State. Students prepare an evening television news report targeted for the general public.