Name ______________________________________ Sanborn Fifth Grade
Layers of the Earth Model and Story Project
Purpose: Make a 3-D Model of the layers of the earth
Materials: Be creative! Common materials, recycled materials, and other ideas are (cloth, paper mache,
plastic bottles, etc...) encouraged to reduce cost.
Your Model must:
Have 4 main layers
Be neat, complete, creative, and colorful
All parts of the project must be LABELED on the project. You can use toothpick flags or some other
creative way to label each part.
Extra Credit Labels
convention currents in the mantle
ice caps on the North and South Poles
The Description Key must be an attached piece of the project that includes a full description of the 4 main
layers of the Earth. This can be a cardboard chart, index cards, ribbon attached to the model, or some
other creative idea for describing each layer. A plain paper key will not be acceptable.
Descriptions of the 4 Main Layers should include:
Distance across (thickness)
State of Matter: Solid, Liquid, or Semi-plastic
Composition (What materials is it made of?)
Story - Extra Credit
A short creative story about traveling to the center of the earth. Start on the crust and describe your
journey as you travel through each layer. What do you see? How do you feel? This story should be a part
of your project so that people can follow your journey through your model. This story should be as factual
as possible. Base your story on what you have learning from the ï¿½Flipped Classroomï¿½ assignments.
story should be typed.
Remember the following when writing your story:
written in the first or third person
Story Map - beginning(characters, setting, conflict, middle(rising action and climax), end(falling action and
Show not Tell
Science College Talk
Informative and ENTERTAINING