Layers of the Earth - Science Reading Passage with Notes Page and Questions

Layers of the Earth - Science Reading Passage with Notes Page and Questions

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This reading passage describes the four layers of the Earth: crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core. It is a great way to bring literacy into your science lesson, or to being a non-fiction text into your reading lessons (both important parts of Common Core).

The passage contains basic information about the depth and composition of each layer as well as a little bit of background information including crustal plates and how seismologists were able to determine the composition of the core.

Also included is a notes page that has a table for students to complete and a diagram of the layers of the Earth.

The last piece of the package is a set of multiple choice and short answer questions about the passage. These include both content questions and main idea/purpose questions that are commonly seen in standardized state testing. There are 9 total questions (7 multiple choice and 2 short answer).

This product has been updated to include an easier version of the reading passage and a hyperlinked version of the reading passage. It is now a Google Drive product. For more information please visit my blog post on it: Layers of the Earth

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Grade Levels: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Resource Types: Test Prep, Homework, Printables