What are the main parts of the Earth? This question exploration explains about why are there different layers to the structure of the Earth, due to composition, density, temperature, and pressure. It also includes a concept comparison of Earth's interior -
the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core.
Question Exploration Routine and Concept Comparisons are instructional methods that teachers can use to help a diverse student population understand a body of content information by carefully answering a critical question to arrive at a main idea answer. Students taught using the content enhancement routines earned higher total test scores than did students taught using the lecture-discussion method.
Personally, I use the routines to figure out what I want to say and how I want to say it. I keeps my "Sage on the Stage" time limited to what fits onto 2 pages for the Question Exploration, and 1 page for the Concept Comparison. This product includes the completed routines, and the student guide blanked except for vocabulary, scaffolding questions, and graphics already filled in.
These Concept Enhancement Routines have the following learning objectives and outcomes:
SWBAT identify and describe the layers of the Earth including Lithosphere, the hot convection mantle, and the dense metallic liquid and solid core.
These Concept Enhancement Routines are classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science:
SC.7.N.3.2 Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.
SC.7.E.6.1 Describe the layers of the solid Earth, including the lithosphere, the hot convecting mantle, and the dense metallic liquid and solid cores.
SC.912.E.6.1 Describe and differentiate the layers of Earth and the interactions among them.
SC.912.E.7.3 Differentiate and describe the various interactions among Earth systems, including: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
How to review withOUT drill and kill: try my Logic LineUp - Earth Layers