This layers of the Earth worksheet set makes it easy to enjoy hands-on learning fun.
With this free printable kit, your kids will get to make a 3D diorama of the layers of the Earth.
Find out more about this creative science project and get your free pack today!
Creative Ways to Learn About the Earth's Layers
One of the best things I get to experience as a homeschool mom is to hear my boys ask to learn more about a topic.
When my boys show that type of interest, I know that we've stumbled upon something special. It means that their curiosity is piqued plus they've been paying attention to what we've been learning about!
At our end of year homeschool review, my two younger boys and I chatted about some of their favorite memories. I knew they love science but wasn't expecting them to include our layers of the earth activities.
As I prepared for our upcoming homeschool year, I decided that we'd revisit this topic and take our layers of the earth fun to the next level. The boys have had a blast with our new 3D diorama kits (life cycle of an apple, life cycle of pumpkin, and life cycle of a butterfly) so I knew another hands-on activity would rock.
Learn More About This Free Layers of the Earth Worksheet Set
This free printable kit includes four pages. The 3D diorama pieces are on sets of two pages. One set is in color which is fantastic if you need a print-and-go activity. The other set is black-and-white so you can customize it.
Both sets include pages that serve as the base (or main parts) with the layers of the earth. One page (for each set) also has lines with distance in kilometers and labels for the 7 layers of the earth, including:
- Lower mantle
- Outer core
- Inner core
How to Make This 3D Layers of the Earth Project
Doesn't that look like a whole lot of hands-on science activity fun? And with just a few materials, your students will have a 3D diorama of the layers of the earth - so cool!
Supplies You'll Need for the Layers of the Earth Project
Got all of your supplies ready? Great! Now it's time to turn your layers of the earth worksheets into 3D science fun.
Steps for Making This Layers of the Earth Project
- Print out the layers of the earth worksheets on white cardstock.
- Select which style (color or black-and-white) you'd like to use for your project.
- Cut out the pieces.
- Prepare to assemble the bases of your diorama by folding along the dotted lines and tabs. This step makes it easier to adhere the pieces!
- Use a glue stick or glue on the tabs.
- Fold the base into a rectangular shape and adhere tabs.
- Reinforce seams (if necessary) with clear tape.
- Glue labels onto the base with the measurements in kilometers. From top to bottom the labels go in this order:
- Lower mantle
- Outer core
- Inner core
Cool Ideas for Extending the Learning Fun with This Printable Science Project
Wondering how to use this type of 3D science activity with your students? Here are a few of my ideas to help you get started. I encourage you to chat with your kids and explore their ideas, too.
You can use this project as it is. OR attach the bases to a piece of cardboard or other sturdy material to display.
Also, you may want to attach the two bases together with glue, glue gun, or tape.
I highly recommend that you pair this layers of the earth worksheet project with our free printable layers of the earth activities pack! You can then extend that learning about the earth by using our other free printable science activity packs (like layers of the atmosphere, rock cycle, and more).
Start a collection of printable 3D science projects for outstanding hands-on learning fun. Use our free printable life cycle of an apple, life cycle of a pumpkin, life cycle of a butterfly, and more (coming soon!).
Excellent Resources About the Layers of the Earth
Want even more ways to boost the learning fun with this layers of the earth worksheet project? These books and videos are amazing additions!
TREND ENTERPRISES, INC. Layers of The Earth Learning Chart, 17Layers of Earth - Earth Science Posters - Science Classroom Posters - Decor Wall Art Materials - Made in USA - CPS033, 12 x 18 InchLayer Of The Earth Book For Kids:Earth's LayersLayers of the Earth A Study of Earth's Structure Introduction to Geology Interactive Science Grade 8 Children's Earth Sciences BooksThe Ultimate Book of Planet Earth3D Puzzle of Earth Structure, Paperboard Earth Globe Puzzle for Kids, 50 Pcs Educational Geography Puzzle for Children Aged 8-12, Tool Free Assembling DIY Earth Model Puzzle
Get Your Free Printable Layers of the Earth Worksheet Kit for 3D Fun
High five! You're on your way to having a incredible science fun with this diorama activity!
This FREE printable pack of layers of the earth worksheets diorama project includes 4 pages.
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