Topic Lesson – 4/5/18

Goal:

I can use an analogy to explain the structure of the Earth

 

 

 

 

 

APK:

What does this picture mean to you?

New Information:

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.

Examples:

  • 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

National Geographic: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/structure-of-the-earth/#!/register

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/natural_hazards/tectonic_plates_rev1.shtml

Interactive: https://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/structure/

 

Application:

4 analogies of layers of earth- cake with icing:

A peach:

An onion:

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

Goal reflection:

After hearing other opinions, do you think one or a combination of analogies is better? Why?

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