Layers of the Earth in Model Magic

The kids have been learning about the different layers inside the Earth. I found this cute activity on Pinterest in which they can make their own model of the Earth's layers!

I bought different colors of Crayola Model Magic clay.  Model Magic is easy to work with, comes in lots of great colors, and air dries.  We love it!

They started with making a little ball of clay to represent the Inner Core.  Then they covered that ball of clay with another color of clay to make a bigger ball.  This represents the Outer Core.  Then they wrapped the Outer Core with another layer of clay.  This is the Mantle.  Finally, the wrapped it all in brown clay for the crust of the Earth.

They decorated their Crust with continents and oceans.  

He's got the whole world in his hands.....

After a bit of play with turning the world upside down and throwing it to each other, they used some dental floss to cut a cross section of their Earth model.

It is so beautiful!

Rachel was just amazed and squealed when she saw her creation!

We love science but especially when I can find cool projects like this to bring it to life for them.

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