This Layers of the Earth informational reading, mini-poster project, and human model activity is a great way to cover the structure of Earth’s major layers in a fun and engaging way! The students will learn the basics about Earth’s layers by reading informational text and taking notes, making a memorable human model of the Earth’s layers, and creating a color-coded ‘mini-poster’ of the layers. This activity provides kinesthetic and visual opportunities to connect with Earth's layers (Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle, Asthenosphere, Lithosphere, Oceanic and Continental Crusts).
The download includes: detailed teacher notes, a two-page informational text reading on Earth's layers, human model layer 'necklaces', squares for note-taking, a textured diagram of the layers, and a grading rubric.
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