Ch 22: The Internal Structure of the Earth Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Internal Structure of the Earth chapter of this High School Physical Science Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the layers of Earth's structure 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 Internal Structure of the Earth 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 Earth's spheres Examples of the Earth's four spheres, including atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere
Tuesday Interactions of Earth's spheres Description and examples of how Earth's spheres interact to create the Earth system
Wednesday Internal layers Internal composition of the Earth, including an overview of the oceanic and continental crust, core and mantle.
Thursday Physical properties of Earth's core Inner, lithosphere, lower mantle, outer and asthenosphere cores; stress tolerance, temperature, density, plasticity
Friday Interior structure Ways scientists study the Earth's interior remotely or indirectly; types of seismic waves and seismic activity

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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