When we were studying Astronomy in our homeschool science co-op this past year, we learned about our planet Earth. When studying about our planet, the most fascinating thing we learned about was all the layers of the Earth. Our children really enjoyed “seeing” the different layers through the various experiments and books that we read and science really came alive to them.
The Layers of the Earth
Our earth is not just made up of dirt and soil, it is more complex than that. It is actually made of rock and metal! The Earth has many layers. The main three layers are the crust, the mantle and the core with many of those layers having even more layers inside of them. It is really quite fascinating.
Your children will really be able to “see” the different layers come alive with all of these printables and hands-on activities we have put together for you. These would be great to use if you are learning about planet Earth in astronomy, or if you are studying Earth science. You can also use these resources to create your own unit study.
Free Layers of the Earth Printables:
Layers and Spheres of the Earth Notebooking Research Journal
To dig deeper into your learning of the layers of the earth, we have created a Layers and Spheres of the Earth Notebooking Research Journal.
In this notebooking unit, your children will get to take a look at 26 layers or spheres of the Earth, and research and record facts in their very own journal. There are 27 pages and it is an instant download!
Layers of the Earth Hands-On Activities:
Free Rocks and Fossils Resources
If you are learning about Earth science you will enjoy some rocks and fossils resources:
If you are also studying about natural disasters, such as earthquakes or volcanoes – or even learning about weather, be sure to check out our free weather and natural disasters resource page.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!