Learning the layers of the Earth is fascinating for kids. It opens their minds as they realize all the things that are under their feet. Suddenly the world becomes a much bigger place.
Innovative Layers of the Earth Activities
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We love doing Earth Sciences. I think learning about our planet is extremely important for our children. They need to understand how our Earth works, plus how our behaviours are impacting it. From studies of bioplastics to learning about the seasons, to studying the layers of the Earth, kids need to learn these important lessons to ensure we have a healthy planet for future generations.
Not sure about the layers of the Earth? Here is an image!
This week we focused on Earth Sciences with our gorgeous layers of the Earth soap project. We enjoyed it so much we decided to look for some more interesting ways to study the Earth’s layers. Here are 10 of the best projects we found!
LAYERS OF THE EARTH DIY PROJECTS WITH INNOVATIVE MATERIALS
This project is what kick started our love of layers of the Earth projects this week! These soaps are not only stunning, they are easy to make and environmentally friendly!
These bowls make a great science fair project and kids love creating with paper mache!
Needle felting has gained a lot of popularity recently. Have your students create a model of the Earth and learn these hands on skills.
These activity is really pretty and also a great sensory activity building a model of Earth out of modeling clay.
Make your own play dough then have the kids roll and shape and form a model of the Earth including all the layers.
Bring a little STEM with this project where you build a slice of Earth out of paper then calculate the thicknesses of each layer.
Got a kid that loves to build with Lego? Challenge them to build the Earth out of Lego!
EDIBLE MODELS OF THE LAYERS OF THE EARTH
These layers of the Earth pudding cups are a great way to eat your lesson!
Why stop at pudding? Really have a blast eating your way through your lessons with these sugar cookies!
This edible model of Earth is one giant rice crispy square! It is fun to make and delicious!
LESSON MATERIALS FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE LAYERS OF THE EARTH
Here are a few different resources and kits for learning about the layers of the Earth.