Layers of the Earth

Laura Wilson, Hammon Schools

This activity is designed to familiarize students with the layers of the Earth and their approximate thicknesses. Students will cut and paste circles of paper to model the crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core. They will learn to identify and list the names of the sciences involved in the study of the Earth, the importance of the information gathered, and how it is used. Students will also learn to identify the basic composition of each layer.

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Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)