This resource accompanies our Rethink 6th Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
In this activity, students dissect a chocolate-covered candy and then create a labeled diagram to describe how each layer of the candy relates to an Earth layer.
Students read two descriptions of Earth's interior structure and summarize similarities and differences between the two and answer a series on analysis questions.
The purpose of this lab is to measure the density of materials which are thought to make up the crust, mantle, and core. Students will determine the mass and volume of several rock samples and then use the data to calculate density and make inferences about the densities of earth materials.
Students examine seismic evidence to determine that the Earth must have a layered internal structure and to estimate the size of Earth's core. Note that lesson plan and supporting documents must be downloaded from this website.
This lesson has two parts. In part one, students use Slinkys to demonstrate S and P waves and then discuss how the motions of earthquakes might provide scientists with information about the Earth's interior. In the second part, students use toy putty to model the mantle of the Earth.
This interactive resource provides background information about the powerful forces that shape our world. The tutorial includes descriptions of the layers of the Earth, what causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, how glaciers shape the land, and the theory of plate tectonics.
In this lesson, students will develop understanding of the structure of the Earthâ€™s interior by constructing a scale model of a â€œsliceâ€ of the interior of the Earth and studying the material properties of Earthâ€™s interior. The activity also provides useful practice with the concept of scale.
In this lesson, students use an egg to represent our planet Earth and better understand the ratio and proportion of the crust, mantle, and core. Students will also be introduced to the scientific theory of plate tectonics.
This lesson teaches the students about the different layers of the Earth and how they work together. Students will be able to: Name and label the four layers of the Earth; Identify the main minerals that make up each layer; Explain how scientists formulated the idea that the Earth is comprised of four layers.