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Build a model of the earth's crust with Crayola® Model Magic®.
Ask small groups of students to investigate how the earth's layers tell the story of any part of the planet, from millions of years ago until today. Students explore how sedimentary rock was created, and how land is built up and eroded by water or ice, in a process of constant change. Provide a variety of text and electronic resources for students to view.
Once research is complete, groups organize their research and prepare a visual to represent their new learning about the earth's layers.
Using Crayola Model Magic, students form a cross-section sculpture that demonstrates knowledge of the relationship between water and land. To create a hollow model, use a cardboard base and form the Model Magic around a support such as a drinking straw or twig. Include features both above and below ground.
Some possibilities to create: Simulate rock pieces that were pressed into layers of solid rock. Embed small fossils. Demonstrate the effects of erosion and weathering on the surface. Depict underground rivers and lakes. Create underground caves to show the effects of water on limestone. Show how dripping water leaves deposits of calcium carbonate, forming stalactites and stalagmites. Dry overnight.
Have students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Paint the model using Crayola Washable Watercolors.
Student groups share their models with classmates. In preparation for displaying models in the classroom, ask student groups to prepare a written summary of their research to accompany their models.
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma
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