Layers of the Earth in Clay…and then IRL!Posted by wenyiche
The theme of sixth grade science is Earth Science. As an introduction, students made models of earth out of clay using different colors for different layers. They started with inner core, then added the outer core and mantle finished with a blue and green crust as the outer layer. Once their models were complete, they cut them in half to see all the layers.
We then visited Mianus River Gorge Preserve which is a quarry to examine some of the layers that make up the crust in real life! We hiked and had the chance to examine several minerals – quartz, mica, feldspar. What a nice way to take advantage of a sunny, fall day!
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