Help students explore deep underground with this earth science unit about volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics. It begins with a review of the layers of the Earth and then explores the continental and oceanic crusts, the lithosphere and asthenosphere, plate boundaries, and subduction. It then explores earthquakes, types of faults, tsunamis, the Richter scale, and several historic earthquakes. The unit concludes with a look at the parts of a volcano, types of volcanoes, indications of a pending eruption, and several historic volcanic eruptions. A multitude of illustrations make these concepts accessible and easier to understand.
At the end of the unit, students can review 42 vocabulary words, label the layers of the Earth and the parts of a volcano, and enjoy a review activity. Students can also personalize the book by coloring the illustrations if desired. Answer keys are provided. 33 pages total. Ages 8-13.
All measurements are given in both English and metric. This title does not discuss origins or the age of the earth. If you would like to explore the topics in this book from a Creation science worldview, free downloadable discussion helps are available.