Through this activity, students can discover that the inner core is the densest layer of the Earth and the crust is the least dense. All the science behind the activity is explained and the known densities of the materials used in this experiment and the layers of the Earth are given. The activity requires the availability of small pieces of granite or basalt; a tip is given to run the activity with steel if iron samples aren’t available. Result table is included. For students that finish early, the resource also includes a worksheet with questions on the activity.
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1. Layers of the Earth Layers of the Earth
2. Density of Core and Crust
3. Tectonic Plates Tectonic Plates
4. Seafloor Spreading Seafloor Spreading Model
5. Earthquakes and the Richter Scale Earthquakes and the Richter Scale
6. Seismic Waves Seismic Waves
7. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
8. The Jello Earthquake The Great Jello Earthquake
9. P and S waves The Speed of P and S waves
10. Finding the Epicenter Finding the Epicenter
11. The Metallic Core of the Earth The Metallic Core of the Earth
12. Tsunamis Tsunamis
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