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 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!
Here are some other photos that show what is in this 100+ page Earth Science Packet!
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 $7.99. It is now well over 100 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!).
When you click on the Buy Now button below, it will take you to Paypal. Upon receipt of payment you will immediately get a link to download this pdf in your browser. You will also receive an email from SendOwl Downloads which will give you a link to download. (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
I need to update this picture so that it says 100+ pages! Hope you enjoy this unit! ~Liesl
And one last set of pictures of what is included!
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