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Structure of the Earth
This site explains that seismologic studies of the Earth have revealed that it has several distinct layers. Each of these layers has its own properties and this information has helped to give credence to plate tectonic theory. There is an interactive diagram of the Earth that shows and describes the layers. In addition, each layer is described and diagramed in detail. There are also active links to a Glossary of Terms for unfamiliar words in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Shockwave player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-386
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The Southern California Integrated GPS Network Education Module