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Earth Composition (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
This Classroom Connectors lesson plan teaches students about the structure and composition of the Earth by describing and constructing a model of the Earth's layers. This site provides goals, objectives, an outline, time needed, materials, activities, and closure ideas for the lesson. Classroom Connectors address content with an activity approach while incorporating themes necessary to raise the activity to a higher cognition level. The major motivation is to employ instructional strategies that bring the students physically and mentally into touch with the science they are studying.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
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
Copyright 2001, The University of Tennessee at Martin
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-387
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Maurice H. Field
University of Tennessee at Martin, Department of Education

Publisher: University of Tennessee at Martin, Center for Environmental and Conservation Education
http://www.utm.edu/departments/ed/cece/cece.html