A Closer Look At Earth

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Quiz: A Closer Look At Earth

From above and below the surface, students take a closer look at what makes the third planet from the sun so special. They learn to read clues to earth's history in eras, plates, and core structures. They witness the forces that constantly change the surface features, like weathering, erosion, and volcanic activity. They see what our planet is made of. Spectacular NASA footage and lively animation will peak students' curiosity.

Student Application

Take a closer look at what the Earth is made up of and how it moves in the Solar System.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that earth is a planet in space.
    1. Earth is a planet, a large body of rock that circles the sun.
    2. Earth is one of nine planets in our solar system.
    3. The other planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Mercury, Venus, and Mar...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Clay model of Earth. Using different colors of clay, have students construct a three dimensional model of earth. Cut a wedge from the model and label earth's layers.
  2. Miniature weathering and erosion. Create a landscape using sand, pebbles, and clumps of grass (with soil still in roots). Use spray bottle of water, faucet, and c...

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