Layers of the Earth

Hammon School District

This is an introductory lesson that can be expanded into the areas of geology, volcanos, earthquakes, and archaeology. Students will be introduced to geology in its simplest form and learn how a rock is formed. They will be able to identify the layers of the earth and the approximate thicknesses of each, list the sciences that study the earth's layers and how the information is used, and identify the basic composition of each layer.

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Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Primary (K-2)