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Chapter 5 - Earth Changes




Unit C - Earth and Its Resources

  • Chapter 5 - Earth Changes

What ca cause Earth's features to change?



What's the Big Idea About Earth?

From slow creeping continents to ground-splitting quakes, the Earth is constantly changing. Take a peek at our planet's layers, learn what secrets rocks reveal, and gain a long view of history.



What Do You Know About Earth?

How well grounded is your knowledge of our planet? Test your Earth science knowledge with this interactive quiz. Then, examine your faults—and the rights answers.



Meet the Earth OLogists

Do you dig the Earth? If so, you'll want to meet Arjun, Diana, Ruthmabel, and Ed. From volcanoes to deep sea vents, find out where these OLogists' interests have taken them.


Hands-on Activity

Edible Earth

Want to take a close look at the layers that make up our solid Earth? Cook up a model that's good enough to eat—from the spice drop inner core to the thin chocolate crust.

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Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Just Add Water!

Give your class a tour of the diverse landscape of your own undersea realm!



Plates on the Move

A volcanic eruption that could be felt across an ocean, an earthquake that sparked landslides, massive tsunamis, and a volcanic eruption ... Examine the world-changing results of plates on the move.


Classroom Activity

Plate Tectonics Puzzle

Piece together what Earth may have looked like approximately 220 million years ago when there was a single supercontinent, Pangaea.


Water: H2O = Life

Every language has a word for water; no living thing exists without water. It soothes the spirit and sustains the body; its beauty inspires art and music.

November 1, 2007 - May 26, 2008


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