Ground your younger students with a solid foundation in the layers of the Earth

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Infographic poster, fact sheet and differentiated worksheets with three levels of scaffolding. Display the poster in your classroom or on a projector. Alternatively, print it and use it as a handout.

Use the accompanying resource as a Directed Activity Related to Text (DART). The resource consists of information cards for learners to add properties and statistics to, relating to the different layers of the Earth; a diagram with blank spaces where learners can glue their completed cards and a set of pie charts for learners to complete.


Formed around 4.5 billion years ago, Earth is the only planet in our solar system known to support life.

Earth has a layered structure. Each layer has unique chemical and physical properties. 

Did you know…?

If there were a queue of buses from the centre of the Earth’s inner core to the crust, it would be 532,500 buses long.

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If you want more posters and downloadable activities for teaching 11–14 science, try these. And for support on how to teach Earth science topics for your 11–14 learners, read these CPD articles. 

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 All illustrations  © Dan Bright. Resources by Kirsty Patterson

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