Earth Science Unit – Layers of the Earth, Types of Volcanoes
In the section on the Layers of the Earth, I added in a new interactive notebook activity. Kids will create their own flap-book notebook page. There is an option for color or for black & white. On the bottom part of that page, there is information about the compositional layers (crust, mantle, core) and the five physical layers (lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, etc.). If your kids are older, there is a plain notebook page (without making the flap book).
There is a second activity option, an interactive notebook set about the Layers of the Earth:
Types of Volcanoes Pages:
There is a cut-and-paste activity, where students learn about the different types of volcanoes: composite volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, shield volcanoes and fissure volcanoes. Students cut out the description of each volcano and paste it onto the notebook page. (Older students can just write that information in!)
There is also a new flap-book activity on the types of volcanoes. Students color in the outside and inside of the types of volcanoes and glue the outside of the volcano on top of the inside notebook page:
Note: If you purchased this Earth Science Packet previously, you should have received an email update from SendOwl (the delivery service I use) with the link to download the file again. The new pages are on pages 16 to 24 and on pages 104 to 112.
Here are some of the other volcano pages that are in our Earth Science packet… and scroll down even further for more information about what is in this 100+ page Earth Science Packet!
The link to purchase this Earth Science Unit is down below or in Our Store. Don’t forget to check out the Earth Science BUNDLE options as well!
Some of the topics covered in our Earth Science Unit:
- 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
The Earth Science Packet is $9.99. It is now well over 150 pages (as we added a lot of new materials recently when we covered did this unit again). It includes all the materials you saw above (notebook pages, hands-on activity ideas, and more). You can scroll down below for more pictures of what is included (or click on the link above to visit another post that goes into detail about the contents!).
Our packets are pdf digital downloads. After your purchase, remember to check your PayPal email address for the download link. This page answers some Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to email me if you have any questions! ~Liesl
Purchase the Earth Science Packet
Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the pdf download link.You will receive an email from SendOwl (the delivery service I use) which will give you a link to download this pdf. (Check the email linked to your PayPal account.) 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. ~Liesl
Hope you enjoy this unit! 🙂 ~Liesl
And one last set of pictures of what is included! 🙂
Earth Science BUNDLE Options
There are several Earth Science BUNDLE options which include the Earth Science Packet above.
We did several units that all relate to each other. For younger students, there is a Where I Live Activity packet (My galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, and home!). One year, we went on to talk about the Layers of the Atmosphere. We also talked about Earth’s magnetosphere (and did fun activities related to magnets). After we talked about the layers of the atmosphere we did a unit about clouds and weather… and learned about global and local winds, weather fronts, the jet stream, monsoons, el Niño or la Niña, and more. Note: These packets are also available separately in Our Store.
There are various Earth Science BUNDLE options below:
Earth Science BUNDLE 1
Layers of the Atmosphere Unit (50+ pages) – Quick Preview
Click here to find out more about the Layers of the Atmosphere Packet. It is well over 50 pages and has lots of hands-on activity ideas, worksheets, interactive notebook pages and more.
Our Layers of the Atmosphere Packet introduces kids to some of the basics about Earth’s atmosphere. It starts with a review of Earth’s systems: the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere and spends time learning about the different layers of the atmosphere (the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere). It has sorting cards and interactive notebook projects on objects & phenomena in the atmosphere. Students will learn about the Sun’s harmful rays — what they are (EM radiation) and how we are kept safe. Finally, this packet touches on satellites and the GPS system.
Purchase the Earth Science BUNDLE 1 with the link below:
Earth Science BUNDLE 1
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Earth Science BUNDLE of 5
$34.99 Earth Science BUNDLE of 5 (Earth Science Unit, Layers of the Atmosphere Unit, Magnetism & the Magnetosphere, Weather Unit) – After we studied the Layers of the Atmosphere and the Magnetosphere, we did a big unit on the weather talking about where weather occurs, weather fronts, global and local winds, jet streams, monsoons, natural disasters etc. This bundle also includes a 100+page geology unit on Rocks and Minerals. See the Earth Science BUNDLE page for lots more pictures!
$54.99 Earth Science & Physical Science BUNDLE of 10 (Save over $10 with this Bundle) 1) Earth Science Unit, 2) Layers of the Atmosphere Unit, 3) Magnetism & the Magnetosphere, 4) Weather & Natural Disasters Unit, 5) Rocks and Minerals Unit 6) Water Cycle Unit, 7) Where I Live Activity Packet – My galaxy, solar system, planet, continent, country, state, town, and home! 8) Environmental Studies: Trash and Recycling Unit; 9) Energy Packet: Kinetic vs. Potential Energy, Types and Sources of Energy, Renewable and Non-renewable Resources, Fossil Fuels, the Carbon Cycle 10) Simple Machines
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These packets are also sold separately in Our Store.
- Visit the Earth Science Page for more details about the Earth Science BUNDLES. (All the units are sold separately as well.)
- Visit this post for more information about the Layers of the Atmosphere Packet.
- Visit this post for more information about the Magnetism Unit.
- Visit this post for more information about the Rocks and Minerals Unit.
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