Explore the Layers of the Earth
Your child can explore the layers of the Earth and make her own stratified cup of ‘dirt’. Use dirt and different colors of craft sand to make unique layers in a clear plastic cup to represent the layers of the Earth, each of which formed during a different time period. From the Cenozoic to the Precambrian periods, this project encompasses a wide array of learning possibilities. This project will help your young learner to better understand earth sciences and geology, sequence steps and times, and develop beginning research skills.
What You Need:
- Clear plastic cup
- Craft sand in different colors
- Modeling or play clay
- Optional: Construction paper and markers, glitter