I can use an analogy to explain the structure of the Earth
What does this picture mean to you?
What is an analogy? An analogy is where you compare an unfamiliar thing to a familiar thing to help you understand many things about the unfamiliar thing.
- Learning a language is like riding a bike.
- The mathematicians’ toolbox
- Your brain is like a computer
We will look at information about the earth’s structure, then creeate an analogy that shows we understand many aspects of it.
Give fact sheet/resource about layers of earth-read-take notes on key details
4 analogies of layers of earth- cake with icing:
The way skin forms on hot milk:
Which analogy do you like best/why?
Remember, a good analogy should have many things in common, and should help you understand the tricky/unfamiliar one ( the Earth’s interior structure) more
The Earth is like a ……… because………
Share some different analogies
After hearing other opinions, do you think one or a combination of analogies is better? Why?