This activity pack is designed 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.
The four activities included in this bundle provide students with experiences to develop an understanding of Earth’s interior structure and the evidence scientists have gathered to support this understanding.
These activities were designed as part of the EXPLORE stage in the 5E model. To get the best use of each instructional activity, students may need to complete them in stages, engaging in EXPLAIN activities to solidify their understanding of content and concepts. Flowing from these EXPLORE activities to various EXPLAIN activities will better assist students in building their own understanding.
Characteristics of Earth’s Layers
Evidence for Earth’s Layers
Graphing Seismic Waves
Lab: Convection in the Mantle
Looking For More? Check Out These Additional Resources…
BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure Unit, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EVALUATE BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLAIN BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE BUNDLE: Earth’s Structure, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Characteristics of Earth’s Layers, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Convection in the Mantle, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Evidence for Earth’s Layers, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
EXPLORE: Graphing Seismic Waves, NGSS Aligned, 5E Based
Literacy: Earth’s Structure Workbook, NGSS Aligned
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