This full earth's layers and basic geology lesson, foldable, 16 slide PowerPoint, KWL chart (class starter and exit ticket), student note sheet, and video wrap up was created for upper elementary and middle school students and is great practice to help students to understand the concept of earth's layers and their characteristics, tectonic plates, Pangaea, and basic geology.
This assignment is hands on and interactive. This is an extremely popular lesson in my classroom! Students learn via creating and decorating a folding earth that functions as a mini book that describes the layers of the earth. Highly engaging, high level thinking activity / lab. Perfect for classroom that utilize interactive notebooks. Includes “I will” and “We will” daily goals that teachers may post. “I will” and “we will” goal statements are aligned with the fundamental five method of teaching, but will work for any teacher who posts daily class goals or just wants to impress any administrators who walk through their classrooms!
Concepts covered include crust, mantle, inner core, outer core, Pangaea, atmosphere, lithosphere, earthquakes, and volcanoes. High level thinking strategies and differentiated activities allow for different learning styles. KWL chart (quick writing assignment) allows for ELA common core tie ins. All teacher keys with all answers and detailed teaching tips are included at no additional cost! Approximately three to four class periods in length.
Could easily be modified to be shorter or longer depending on the needs of specific classes. As a point of reference I teach a 50 minute class. Please note: to protect the integrity of my work and to respect the large amount of time I have devoted to developing this resource, the PowerPoint is protected from editing. This in no way prevents you from accessing or using all the many features of the product. Created by Mister Science.
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Keywords: Pangaea, geology, crust,mantle, core, inner core, earth, earth science, science, activities, foldables, foldable, interactive notebook, powerpoint, fun activities, notebooking, notes, craft, tectonic plates, coloring.**