STANDARD 3200-02 Students will compare and contrast the structure of Earths crust and interior.
OBJECTIVE 3200-0201 Construct and defend a model of Earths crust and interior.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
for each cooperative group of students:
Each team of students is given a Zip-loc bag of material that was collected from a mystery planet, a large piece of graph paper, and individual sheets of graph paper. Students are asked to discover what materials make up the composition of this planets crust and graph the proportion of each material.
The teacher has available the above mentioned scientific tools concealed
in a bag or box. As students begin separating the mystery materials,
they request tools from the teacher. The teacher does not reveal what
is available. Other groups soon catch on.
Hold a classroom discussion relating to what students determined about the mystery crust of the planet they investigated.
Extension: Paragraphs can be written describing the mystery planet. What happened to create these materials? What possible life could be found on this planet?
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