First the kids all made their own layered crust. ED especially enjoyed this!
|Then we placed an index card in a larger container and created layers on both sides of the paper.|
|We moved the index card back and forth and watched as the grains of rice shifted and moved.|
Our Earth Science Unit covers the solar system, the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, the ring of fire, faults, earthquakes, volcanoes and more.
It also includes instructions for more than a dozen hands-on activities we did with this unit. This includes activities about plate tectonics, convection currents, using a compass, earthquakes, volcanoes, instructions on how to make a shake table and more!
We did this unit twice: My kids were in Grades 1, 4, and 6 when we did this unit the first time. They were in Grades 4, 7 and 9 when we covered it again (and added to the packet!).
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Layers of the Earth Activities
Pangaea and Plate Movement Activities
The types of earthquake waves
Types of Volcanoes Activities
In this unit, we especially liked these resources. These are affiliate links: