Earth Layers: Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantel, and Crust - Apologia Science
We are back to roadschooling! Yes, just because we moved and are having to camp while we find a place to live, all the while Beloved's gets settled at his next duty station, we don't get much time off! Nope, we just carry on like we did when he went to one of his flight school a couple of months ago! ~ Come on Summer! Right?
Well, we are still working through all of our subjects. Right now, the Little Man is learning a little about the planet Earth in his Astronomy book.
To keep the experiments from year to year a little different, we didn't do the layers of the Earth craft last year. This apparently is a big mistake in the eyes of the Little Ones. They get to the next unit subject and it appears that child remembers what the last child did in that unit and wants to do what ever experiment or craft was assigned previously! Then, if I bring out anything new, the child that did the subject before wants to do it because they didn't get a chance to! I suppose we will just call it "reinforcement" or "review".
Here is how we layered the play dough for the Earth:
RED - inner core
ORANGE - outer core
YELLOW - mantle
BLACK - crust
BLUE AND GREEN - land and water
*I printed this out and filled it away several years ago. So, I can't credit the original source. However, you can find it on pinterest and all sorts of Earth Units in which HS have done through out cyberland.