Layers of Earth
In this activity, students will work with a model that shows several layers of different rock types. They will then use
simple tools to sample the layers and take a simple core sample from the model.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the different layers that make up Earth's crust
- An exploration of rock and soil types
- An exploration of creating maps for various purposes
Students will gain an understanding of the ways subsurface layers of Earth's crust can vary, and they will develop
a method for mapping these subsurface layers.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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