This activity is part of a unit to address the Next Generation Science Standard HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.
This activity was designed as part of the EXPLORE stage in the 5E model. To get the best use of it, students may need to engage in EXPLAIN activities to solidify their understanding of content and concepts. Flowing from EXPLORE activities to various EXPLAIN activities will better assist students in building their own understanding.
In this activity, students will examine cards with facts about Earth’s interior layers. They will sort these cards into groups for each of Earth’s layers and then pull out the most important facts. They will use these cards to complete a graphic organizer chart.
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