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Ch 17: Earth's Spheres & Internal Structure Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Earth's Spheres & Internal Structure chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach Earth system components in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Earth's Spheres & Internal Structure chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Geological processes Causes of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, weathering and deposition
Tuesday Earth's four spheres Features of the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere and the interactions occurring between them
Wednesday Earth's mantle and core Characteristics of Earth's inner and outer core, the plasticity of the upper and lower mantle
Thursday Earth's crust Components of the lithosphere, differences between the continental crust and oceanic crust
Friday Methods for studying Earth's interior Uses of seismographs and the types of seismic waves

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