Geology of the Earth:

Earth's Structure

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson I will:

1) Be able to identify the layers of the earth.

2) Be able to explain what each layer does.

Why do I need to know this?

Canada's amazing landscape and recreational activities have been influenced by what is happening below our feet each day. Also, this will provide you with a better understanding of what causes Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis.

How Likely is it that Brampton Experiences an Earthquake?


Using the chart as a guide answer these two questions:

1) Is an Earthquake likely to happen in Brampton?

2) Where in Canada is an Earthquake likely to happen?

3) What do you already know about what causes earthquakes & volcanoes?

4) What you want to know about earthquakes & volcanoes?

Complete the K, W, H for each of the above questions.

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Structure of the Egg (I Mean Earth)

In your group unpeel the egg (I know they stink). In your notebook write down:

-location of the shell, white, yolk.

-the thickness of each part of the egg.

-how hard or soft each layer is.

What part of the egg would be the Core, Mantle and Crust of the Earth?

Structure of the Earth Video Response

Copy the organizer into your notebook. After watching the videos, your group will be assigned a layer of the Earth and become the class expert on this topic. You can review the videos on your devices later to double check facts. Here is the group task:

1. Create a brief diagram of your layer.

2. Add key words to the diagram.

3. Record your explanation of the layer (this will be posted to our D2L page for the class.

Feel free to use our latitude and longitude globes in your diagram!

Structure Of The Earth | The Dr. Binocs Show | Learn Series For Kids

Layers of the Earth

Layers of the Earth
Why Does The Earth Have Layers?

Round Robin: Sticky Note

Write your name on a sticky note. Next, write down one fact you learned about the structure of the earth on your stick note. Once complete pass the note to your left. Read the sticky note that was passed to you and add something new to the note. Continue passing notes until there are four facts on the note. Return the note to the group member who's name is on it.


Complete the KWHLAQ chart by adding the information that is found on your sticky note. You should be answering the questions "what have I learned?" and "what questions do I have?"