Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere

Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
Layers of the Earth: Modeling the Asthenosphere
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This activity is a great way to add to you Plate Tectonics Unit. In this activity, students learn the unique properties of the layer in the mantle called the asthenosphere. While the asthenosphere is a solid, it considered to be “plastic” and has the ability to be deformed and slowly flow.

In this activity, students create a material that has similar properties to the asthenosphere in the mantle– it is a solid, but is able to flow and bend. After creating the model, students read a section of text about the asthenosphere and evaluate the model by creating a compare and contrast T-chart to explain how their model is similar and different to the actual asthenosphere.
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