The other day I taught my boys the layers of the Earth by having them make these edible Earth layers. I got the idea from watching Ejahi’s video of her kids making them. I had my husband video me and the boys making ours. This is really a tasty project too. Below the video you’ll find a couple links to use while teaching on the subject of the Earth’s layers as well as the directions for the edible Earth.
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Make a pan of Rice Krispy Treats (they come Gluten Free too) or buy the already made. I made my own with a few marshmallows and a little butter in the microwave, add the Rice Krispy’s. <—- this will be your Mantle.
Regular sized marshmallows <—- will be your Outer Core.
Raisins, M&M’s or something else small <—- will be your Inner Core.
After the you coat your Earth in the Magic Shell sauce stick it in the freezer (put a piece of wax paper under it) for maybe 10 min.. Till the shell/crust hardens. Then slice your Earth in half and look at the layers. Eat and Enjoy!
Online teaching aids:
GeoKids is an interactive website showing the Crust, Mantle, Core.