Layers of the Earth activities are excellent ways to enjoy science fun with your kids.
Take your learning adventures to a whole new level with these easy-to-use, print-and-go science activities.
Get creative ideas for using and your free printable pack today!
Learning About the Layers of the Earth Can Be Fun!
I love when my boys express interest in new things, especially science.
It’s so much fun helping them research the topics and finding resources to enjoy.
I think the best part is discovering ways to extend that learning fun. We love to add a variety of resources, like hands-on activities, videos, and printable worksheets.
Recently, when my boys and I went for a nature walk, my youngest made an observation about the layers of soil in a carved out siding on the path. We often walk on a part of Rails to Trails where areas were carved out of hilly places to lay railroad tracks and now walking/biking/running trails.
Naturally, I wanted to build on this observation and help all of us explore the science behind the layers of the earth!
3 Activities on Learning About The Layers of The Earth
If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to introduce kids to Earth science, look no further than the Learning Resources Cross-Section Earth Model.
This foam model illustrates the different parts of Earth, including the oceans and continents on the outside surface and the four main layers of Earth (crust, mantle, outer core, inner core) when the hemispheres are separated.
Kids will love exploring all the different features of this model, and you’ll love seeing their curiosity and interest in Earth science grow! The Learning Resources Cross-Section Earth Model is perfect for ages 5+ and makes a great gift for any little learner in your life. Wonderful way to learn more about the earth’s surface and more!
Welcome to Earth’s Layers, a fascinating exploration of our planet’s interior. In this one-of-a-kind paperback book, young students will discover that Earth is a terrestrial planet, mostly made of rock.
With 24 pages filled with colorful illustrations, Earth’s Layers is a must-read for any young student interested in our planet’s hidden wonders. Pronunciation guide included.
Enjoy the fascinating world of the Montessori Children Internal Structure of The Earth Panel Puzzle! This puzzle is designed to teach children about the composition of the Earth’s interior and the location of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core.
The puzzle is made of high-quality wood and features a beautiful natural finish. The puzzle is a great way to introduce children to the concepts of geology and Earth science and will surely provide hours of fun and learning.
Learning About The Earth is Fun!
I know certain science subjects can sometimes seem dull, but learning about the Earth’s many layers and the characteristics of each can be really interesting!
It’s surprising how many different layers that the Earth has. Did you know that the Earth isn’t just one big solid ball?
If you would like to extend your science fun with some stimulating and fascinating educational activities about the Earth, give these free worksheets a try.
Invite your children to help you find books and other resources (like these free earth layers worksheets) to make it an entertaining collaboration.
Who knows? You just might find that learning about the Earth’s layers is actually quite fun. (And your children will be so happy that you gave their ideas a try!)
What’s In This Layers of The Earth Activities Pack?
Let’s take a look at what’s inside this layers of the earth activities pack with 8 pages:
Layers of The Earth: This printable includes a colorful diagram of all of the Earth’s layers, including the inner core, outer core, mantle, and the Earth’s crust. It has each layer labeled with details so that your students can study it.
Layers of The Earth Section Model: This worksheet allows your little learners to color the section model, cut it out and then fold it and glue it into shape to make a 3D model of a section of the Earth’s layers.
Layers of The Earth Word Search: This fun activity sheet will allow your kiddos to test their knowledge of the Earth’s layers while they use the word bank to find each word that is related to the Earth’s layers.
What’s Inside The Earth: With this worksheet, your kids can put their knowledge of the Earth’s layers into action while labeling each part of the Earth’s layers properly.
Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries: With this informational worksheet, your students will be able to learn more about earthquakes and the plate boundaries of the Earth.
Layers of The Earth Fill In The Blanks: Your kiddos will have fun putting their knowledge to the test with this fun fill-in-the-blanks worksheet. They will get to use the word bank to fill in the correct blanks to see what Earth facts they know.
The Earth’s Layers Chart: This chart will allow your kids to fill out a chart full of facts about the Earth’s layers, including names and definitions. They’ll also get to draw the layers and describe each one.
The Plate Boundaries Chart: This chart will allow your little students to fill out a chart full of facts about the plate boundaries, including names and definitions. They will also get to add drawings and descriptions.
Great Ways to Use These Layers of the Earth Worksheets
Read books about the layers of the Earth. If you don’t already have some at home, you can search your local library or Amazon.
Watch videos that explain the various layers of the Earth with your kids and talk about what you learned together.
Research each specific layer of Earth with your kids to learn about all of the characteristics via the internet or your local library.
As your students work on these worksheets, chat about the descriptions. Then, encourage your kids to make their own observations.
When these layers of the Earth worksheets are completed, add them to your student’s binder or set them aside for your homeschool portfolio.
Make extra copies of these worksheets, especially the Layers of The Earth Fill In The Blanks worksheet. Then, you can revisit this activity throughout the year by having your kids fill out the activity sheet to see how many facts they remember.
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Get Your Free Layers of the Earth Worksheets for Science Fun
Yes! You’re on your way to enjoying simple science fun with your kids using these free layers of the Earth worksheets.
This printable pack includes 8 pages.
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