# LP 8 (BrainPop Earth's Interior Structure)

```Educator: __________________________________
Date: __________________________
Eagle Shared Lesson Plan
Title: Earth’s Interior Layers Unit # 4 Lesson # 5 Day # 1
Aim & Learning Objective
Include both content and skill based outcomes
Aim: ESWBAT differentiate and label each layer of Earth’s interior.
Content:
PS 2.2b- Analysis of earthquake wave data (vibrational disturbances) leads to the conclusion that there are
layers within Earth. These layers- the crust mantle outer core, and inner core- have distinct properties
Skills:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as
they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
Beginning (Do Now)
Your “Do Now” should engage scholars in the material for the day and be related to the “LO.” It is generally
a good idea to make your “Do Now” relevant to the scholars’ lives and then connect the “Do Now” to the
“LO” for the day after going over the “Do Now”
Do Now: Entry Ticket
Written on Entry Ticket
1. According to the diagram below, which layer of Earth has the most density and why? Which layer of
Earth had the least density and why?
Set timer for three minutes.
Once timer goes off, countdown for 100% attention.
Cold call on scholar to read Aim.
Cold call on scholar to read the Do Now.
Pick on at least one to two volunteers to share their responses.
Anticipated answers: The Inner Core is the most dense because it is at the bottom, the crust is the
least dense because it is at the top.
Connect the discussion of the “Do Now” to the day’s “LO” and then to the first “Activity.”
Transition
Now that we know how these layers have formed, today we will learn what makes each
layer special and different.
Middle – Context (Mini Lesson, Activity, Guided Practice)
Make sure the activity has clear instructions for the scholars (written down and delivered) and that you
model the activity for the scholars.
Say: We will be watching a brain pop video which will explain to us how scientists know about each layer
and what exactly makes each layer different. As you watch the video please answer the questions on the
worksheet. Do not worry if you miss some information the first time around, I will be playing this video
twice. Then we will share our responses as a class.
Educator: __________________________________
Date: __________________________
1.
How do we know what the Earth is made of?
2.
How many layers does the Earth have? List them!
3.
What are important characteristics of crust?
4.
What are important characteristics of the mantle?
5.
What are important characteristics of the core?
Inner Core:
Outer Core:
6.
In which layer do convection currents occur?
What questions will I
activity/ lesson?
Knowledge
*These questions will
worksheet and shared
as a class.
How many layers does the Earth have? List them!
How do we know what the Earth is made of?
What are important characteristics of crust?
What are important characteristics of the mantle?
What are important characteristics of the core?
Inner Core:
Outer Core:
In which layer do convection currents occur?
Application
DO NOW: Based on the diagram which layer of Earth’s interior has the greatest
density and why?
Critical Thinking
N/A
Transition
Connect “Mini lesson, guided” with “independent or group practice.”
We will use the remainder of the period to review what we learned today about Earth’s interior.
Middle – Application (Activity/ Independent/Group Practice)
The activity has clear instructions for the scholars (written down and delivered orally) and that you model
the activity for the scholars.
Introduce independent practice Earth’s Structure Quiz.
Gentlemen you have 10 minutes to complete the Earth’s Structure Quiz independently and quietly. This
Educator: __________________________________
Date: __________________________
Differentiation
Critical
Pushables
Accelerated
Students will view a
BrainPOP video with closed
Students will view a
BrainPOP video with closed
Students will view a
BrainPOP video with closed
Video will be played twice
as they gather information
for guided questions.
Video will be played twice
as they gather information
for guided questions.
Video will be played twice
as they gather information
for guided questions.
Quiz will be completed with
helps of guided questions
reviewed as a class.
Quiz will be completed with
helps of guided questions
reviewed as a class.
Quiz will be completed with
helps of guided questions
reviewed as a class.
Quiz will be completed
independently to track
individual progress.
End /Conclusion of the Lesson
End each lesson together as a class to sum up the material for the day and bring the class back to the
“Learning Objectives.”
Today we were able to learn about every single layer, tomorrow we will focus on the mantle and what
occurs in the mantle.
Assessment
How will you assess the scholar’s understanding of the learning objective?
Earth’s Structure Quiz
Homework
What is the scholars’ homework to help them apply the knowledge they have learned from the day’s lesson?
Label the LAYER and characteristics!
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