Many children are visual learners and the use of models is a great way to introduce important information. Use this fun model of the earths layers to learn all about the different components of our wonderful world!
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Art Project Tutorial:
Make yourself some of our super soft playdough. Then use your food coloring to dye it in amounts above.
Form your red into a small ball.
Put it in the center of your orange playdough.
Roll up the orange so that you don't smash the shape of the red ball.
You can pinch and move the dough as you need to. Sometimes there will be too much as well.
Reform your ball very gently.
Add a layer of yellow around the orange ball.
Now add your brown layer.
Then finish with your blue layer.
Use your green playdough to make some land shapes.
Take a knife and cut a wedge from of the earth in model form! Children can make a key to display on the paper plate!
Red = Inner Core Orange = Outer Core Yellow = Mantle Brown = Crust Blue & Green = Water & Land
Children can set up their own visual in this way for Science fairs.