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The Earth's Layers
This site contains information about the crust, lithosphere, mantle, convection currents, outer core and inner core of the Earth. The composition and thickness of each of the layers are described along with how they work together. The site also contains goals, objectives, and materials, a hands-on demonstration, and discussion questions with answers.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 University of North Dakota.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-681
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:
Publisher: Volcano World, University of North Dakota