Exploring the Earth

This week junior primary classes are watching an ABC Splash video which nicely answers many of the questions students have asked me about volcanoes. Even though the video is aimed at upper primary, the narration and video were clear enough to appeal to younger students.
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Yesterdays classes (Steele & Dorwood) found the answers to the following questions:
1. Is the Earth’c core molten?
2. How is magma forced up out of volcanoes?

Here is the link to the video. Watch it again and I hope you think of more questions!
http://splash.abc.net.au/media/-/m/30528/below-earth-s-crust

The main question that arose from the year 1/2’s was:
1. How are volcanoes formed?
To discover why, that will be next weeks focus. Research it yourself and share with us all that you learned.

Can you identify the 4 main layers of our earth from the following picture? Which one is the crust, the mantle, the outer core and the inner core?

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image courtesy http://store.schoolspecialty.com/OA_HTML/xxssi_ibeGetWCCImage.jsp?docName=F1600707&Rendition=Large

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