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Layers of the Earth
This is an introductory lesson that can be expanded into the areas of geology, volcanos, earthquakes, and archaeology. Students will be introduced to geology in its simplest form and learn how a rock is formed. They will be able to identify the layers of the earth and the approximate thicknesses of each, list the sciences that study the earth's layers and how the information is used, and identify the basic composition of each layer.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-847
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