Extend student understanding of Earth's structure based on composition with this hands-on activity! Students collaborate to compare the structure of a hard boiled egg to the composition of the earth's interior. Deeper thinking and reasoning needed!
Students compare layers of egg (shell, white, yolk) to the structure based on composition ( basic layers) of earth (crust, mantel, core). Easy to use, great to promote deeper thinking and supports classroom collaboration/investigation.
pg 1- Students draw Egg & Earth Exterior and write visual similarities, Students draw Egg & Earth interior and write visual similarities
pg 2- write observations, similar layer of earth's structure, similarities and differences for egg shell, egg white, and egg yolk. 2 Questions at end asking for pros / cons of using an egg as model of the earth's layers.
Includes materials, procedures, student worksheet, and answer key.
• Paper Plate (1 per group)
• Hard Boiled Egg (1 per group)
• Plastic Knife (1 per group)
• Lab Worksheet
• Image of Earth