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Layers of the Earth

Layers of the Earth

Author: Sonia Andrade
Description:

Learning Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to describe each layer of the earth;

crust, mantle, outer core, inner core and explain the differences between the four.

Sixth Grade

A. Science Content Area Standard:

6. 1b Students will know the Earth is composed of several layers: a

cold, brittle lithosphere; a hot, convecting mantle; and a dense, metallic core.

B. Next Generation Science Standard:

RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from

experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same

topic. MS-ESS3-3.

C. Common Core: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and

connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning

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Tutorial

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Review material on Layers of the Earth and Earth's Structure.

2. Watch "Inside the Earth" for auditory learners.

3.  Watch "Layers of the Earth" YouTube video to incorporate a song for students.

4. View images of step-by-step instructions (for visual learners) on how to create Earth out of Play-Doh for hands on activity.

5. For homework, answer the short answer question provided by the teacher.

Review Material

Review: Layers of the Earth article. (here)

Review: Earth's Structure article. (here)


 

More Information

Inside the Earth

Song

Layers of the Earth

Creating Earth out of Play-Doh

Step by Step Instructions (here)

Homework

Take home short answer question.

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