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 teach2reachu Joined: May 2011 Posts: 12 New Member
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Layers of the Earth
08-26-2011, 11:15 AM
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I'm teaching fourth grade for the first time and we are to study Layers of the Earth next week and I'm looking for some songs or fun activities for this.

Any ideas?

 lab112 Joined: Apr 2009 Posts: 177 Full Member
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edible model
08-27-2011, 11:00 AM
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my class made a model last year--I don't remember where I got the idea but maybe you could google it--a "rice krispie treat" sphere formed around a spice drop and covered with magic shell--kids loved it!

 Enkidu Joined: Aug 2007 Posts: 202 Full Member
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08-28-2011, 08:44 AM
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If you can get clay from your art room, you can make a model of the earth, with each layer a different color. Then, slice the sphere and voila! You can see the layers. Here you go:

 EarthyNatural Joined: Feb 2011 Posts: 104 Full Member
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YouTube Video (30 seconds)
09-03-2011, 06:01 PM
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I taught 3rd grade last year and when we studied the layers of the earth, I found the following YouTube vid.

It is a short song. My district recently blocked access to YouTube, but before they implemented that rule I was able to show this short video. The kids loved it and they would hum it all the time.

Hope this helps!

 basketball777 Joined: Jun 2009 Posts: 4,809 Senior Member

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09-15-2011, 11:02 PM
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We did an activity where you cut an apple and it's a model of the earth(skin, white part, seeds)....it was from our old science book

Another thing I would have them do is draw and color and label a diagram of the earth's layers.

 gransher Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 2 New Member
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Layers of the Earth video
11-04-2011, 08:06 AM
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Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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