This product is a color-by-number activity that allows students to determine whether statements about the layers of the earth are true or false. And YES- even secondary students love to color!
There are 12 true/false statements. Each answer choice corresponds to a different color. If all of the correct answer choices are chosen, then their final picture will be colored correctly to reflect complete mastery of the content.
I've also included an optional reading passage for students that discusses facts about each of the layers (in color and black & white). This passage could be used as a way to differentiate for different leveled learners, or you could use it for students who are just getting exposed to the content.
If you choose not to use the optional reading passage, then students should be familiar with the following terms and ideas in order to be successful with this activity:
•4 major layers: inner core, outer core, mantle, crust
•density of core vs. other layers
•composition of the inner core and outer core
•thickness of continental crust vs. oceanic crust
•reason for creation of Earth's magnetic field
•composition of mantle
•composition and facts about the lithosphere
This could be used as a quick assessment, a homework assignment, additional practice, extra credit, or for early finishers. These are also great for days when you have to be out of the classroom - a sub can easily take over this lesson!
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