Meet Our Home: Earth

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Earth is a complex structure. Learners explore their home, the earth, using a fun hands-on activity. They create tactile models of the earth using ordinary household materials that represent some common features: land, polar caps, clouds, oceans, and hurricanes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the scale of each surface feature and make comparisons
  • For younger grades, have sections for each feature pre-cut to save time
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials for creating the model
Pros

  • Includes important background knowledge for extending the activity
  • Provides a detailed teaching guide to help plan for the lesson 
Cons

  • None