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  Earth Science
  Life Science
  Physical Science

Hands-on Activity

What Lies Beneath?

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Summary
In this activity, students will build a model to show several layers of different rock types. They will then use simple tools to sample the layers and create a cross-sectional map of the subsurface layers.
Overview
Topic: Earth's layers
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.
Objective
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: 5 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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