Do your kids keep asking you about the Earth? They’ll love this set of Layers of the Earth Worksheets.
I’ve got you covered! Our worksheets are a fun and easy way to help your kids learn about the different layers of our planet. Plus, they’re educational and engaging – perfect for keeping your kids occupied any time of the year.
Your kids will love learning with these worksheets about each of the layers of the Earth.
Keep reading to get your complete set of Earth worksheets. You won’t be disappointed!
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Layers of the Earth Worksheet Supplies
- Printer (I have this one)
- Pencil crayons/crayons
I have the HP printer 8710 but it’s not available anymore. It’s still running well for years now. Look for another HP Instant Ink ready printer so that you can use their program to send you ink cartridges whenever your printer gets low on ink.
Recommended Earth Books for Kids
Studying the Earth’s structure? These books will make learning about the layers of the Earth fun and exciting.
My First Book of Earth: All About Our Planet for KidsThe Ultimate Book of Planet EarthLayers of the Earth | A Study of Earth’s Structure | Introduction to Geology | Interactive Science Grade 8 | Children’s Earth Sciences BooksMy First Book About Our Amazing Earth (Dover Science For Kids Coloring Books)Layer Of The Earth Book For Kids:Geology for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Rocks, Minerals, and the Earth Beneath Our Feet
Do your kids love reading books but just don’t have the time to read them all yourself? Grab an Audible subscription to find amazing audiobooks that your kids can listen to on their own. You can get up to two free audiobooks when you sign up for the first time.
If audiobooks aren’t you’re thing, see what cool books you can find on Kindle and your kids will have a huge library ready at their fingertips.
Recommended Earth Science Activity Kids
Is your child interested in the Earth’s composition? Grab this activity kit and have fun learning.
Don’t miss this great Earth anatomy busy book insert. Kids will love it!
Layers of the Earth Facts
The Earth is made up of four main layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. Each one has its own unique properties that make it distinct from the others. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
The crust is the outermost layer of the Earth. It’s also the thinnest, ranging from just a few kilometers thick to up to 70 kilometers thick. The crust is made up of solid rocks and minerals, and it’s where we find all of our continents and oceans.
The mantle is the layer under the crust. It’s much thicker than the crust, measuring 2,900 kilometers thick. The mantle is made up of hot rocks that are constantly moving around. This movement helps to drive plate tectonics, which shapes our planet’s surface over time.
The Outer Core
The outer core is the layer under the mantle. It’s even hotter than the mantle, and it’s also liquid instead of solid. The outer core is made up of iron and nickel that are in a constant state of motion. This motion creates Earth’s magnetic field.
The Inner Core
The inner core is the hottest layer of them all. It’s also under immense pressure, due to all of the weight of the other layers above it. The inner core is solid because of this pressure, and it’s made up of iron and nickel like the outer core. However, unlike the outer core, the iron in the inner core is in a crystal-like structure.
What’s included in the Layers of the Earth Worksheets?
The different layers of the Earth
This page contains a lot of information about the different layers of the earth. Perfect for your introduction and discussion.
Layers of the Earth Section Model Activity
Kids will be amazed with this section model activity. They will understand the layers more with this model.
Layers of the Earth Crossword Puzzle
Play an awesome game about the topic. It’s a good way to review the terms they’ve learned.
What’s inside the earth: Color and Label Activity
This activity will be a fun activity to wrap up the topic and the time to be creative, too.
Check Your Understanding: Quiz Page
Check your little one’s knowledge about the layers of the earth and it’s composition.
Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries
It’s time for some facts about earthquakes and tectonic plates. An interesting topic to discuss with your homeschooler.
The Earth’s Layers Summary Page
Encourage your kids to complete this summary page for them to have a good understanding about the lesson.
The Plate Boundaries Summary Page
Let kids review the things you’ve discussed the plate boundaries and earthquakes as they complete this page.
What are you waiting for?
Download the Layers of the Earth Worksheets below
As you can see, there are many interesting things to learn about each layer of the Earth. These worksheets are a great way for homeschoolers to get started on their journey of discovery!
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