This 50+ page Earth Science Packet includes worksheets about the solar system, the layers of the Earth, plate tectonics, the ring of fire, earthquake activity and volcanoes. I also included instructions for more than a dozen hands-on activities we did with this unit. This includes activities about plate tectonics, using a compass, earthquakes, volcanoes, instructions on how to make a shake table and more!
My kids were in Grades 1, 4, and 6 when we did this unit the first time. They were in Grades 4, 7 and 9 when we covered it again (and added to the packet).
Some of the topics we covered:
- the solar system
- layers of the Earth, Earth’s axis
- compass directions, compass rose, how to use a compass
- Earth’s geologic timeline
- equator, latitude, longitude — Using a globe to determine latitude and longitude
- Pangaea and continental drift
- understanding convection currents
- tectonic plates
- 4 types of mountains
- 3 types of faults
- earthquakes and faults
- volcanoes – volcanic terms, types of volcanoes
- earthquakes and building construction, earthquake shake table
In all, this packet is more than 50 pages (and includes the suggested answers). In addition to detailed instructions with pictures for all of our hands-on activities, this packet includes the following Earth Science Worksheets:
Solar System Worksheet, Layers of the Earth Worksheet, Earth’s Axis
Plus they did hands-on activities about the solar system and the layers of the Earth.
Geography Terms: Equator, Latitude, Longitude Worksheets: (and they learned to find the latitude and longitude of various cities)
3 types of plates, Plate Movement Worksheets, Types of Plate Boundaries:
They did several hands-on activities about plate movement and convection currents.
4 Types of Mountains Worksheets, 4 types of Volcanoes Worksheets, Parts of a Volcano Worksheet:
They did several activities about mountain making and volcanoes.
In all, we did over 15 different hands-on activities in this unit. Instructions and photos are included in the packet!
This packet is now over 100 pages.
The Earth Science Packet is $4.00.
Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window). You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use) to your PayPal email address, which will have a link you can click on to download the Earth Science unit. (It will say, “You can download your digital products…” with a clickable link.) Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com. You can also reach me by using the contact form.
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You might also be interested in some of our other packets and printable:
Earth’s 4 Major Systems (coming soon): Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere (free printable) – These notebook pages review the 4 major ecosystems and is a good introduction to any unit on earth science, Earth’s atmosphere, biomes, ecosystems & animal habitats, or an ocean unit.
Simple Machines Packet - This packet include our hands on activities on levers, wedges and more.
Digestive System Unit – This packet includes hands on activities about digestion, the length of the digestive tract and more
Animal Unit: Animal Characteristics, Types of Animals, Invertebrate Classification, Animal Tracks, and more!
Rock and Minerals Worksheets - Worksheets plus our hands on activities on the three types of rocks
Coming This Spring:
Muscular System Packet and Lapbook Pages
Circulatory System Packet and Lapbook Pages