Journey to the Center of the Earth


Try these excellent links. Many have interactive features. Have fun!


Structure of the Earth – interactive, layers, core:


Windows to the Universe – Earth’s interior:



Smithsonian site (multimedia version):

Choose the Plate Tectonics & Volcanoes tab, then The Inner Earth tab

(There is a lot at this site so come back to it after you finish your layers activity research and learn some more really cool stuff!)


USGS on:

What drives plates:


Mineral Information Institute with information for A Portion of Crust Activity

Periodic table of Elements:




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