This unit explores the three layers of the earth by a quick demonstration and by reading a related article. Then students sort characteristics of each layer (free to download at the end of the post). There is even an activity that gets students up and moving around!
Then students begin exploring earthquakes through a series of experiments, including my “Catch Shifty Crust” station rotations where students are detectives on the hunt for Shifty Crust and the destruction he has caused!
Students will also be exploding over volcanoes as they explore the causes and effects of volcanoes. I have also put causation cards in for a fun, high energy activity. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without students creating their own volcano!
In addition to all the experiments and demonstrations, you will find practice pages, journal prompts, review sheets, and vocabulary strengtheners to help your students understand all the destructive and constructive processes that changes the earth both rapidly and slowly.
For free, I’ll give you this sheet here (Click on the picture to download).
**Would you like to see more earthquake materials from this unit that is more hands-on? Go to this post here.
Original article and pictures take http://www.theowlteacher.com/2014/11/cyber-sale-and-freebie.html site