Have your kids get out their LEGO to build this layers of the Earth activity! Do you know what you are standing on? Do you know what’s underneath that and underneath that. This fun and simple activity is a great earth science activity for multiple ages. We also paired it with our favorite Bill Nye episode, The Earth’s Crust. Learn with LEGO!
LEGO LAYERS OF THE EARTH ACTIVITY
LAYERS OF EARTH ACTIVITY WITH LEGO
What’s a fun way to learn Earth science? Learn it with LEGO. This simple way to explore our planet is create a slice of it with LEGO. We love basic brick ideas like our simple LEGO zip line or catapult. Make LEGO hearts or Yoda too with Star Wars ideas.
We each worked on a LEGO earth slice for our layers of the earth activity. We worked together to look up the layers and pick colors. My son enjoyed making the Earth while we guided him with the shape and helped trouble shoot with him. He did that for us too.
My husband loves to play around with the slanted pieces, so he helps us out when we want a rounder shape. I love how quickly my son recognized the different layers. We talked about how all living things live on the crust. It’s a thin but hard layer that covers the super hot core!
LEGO PLANET EARTH WITH BASIC BRICKS
Check out the photos to get some ideas on how to build your Earth slices! You can also use LEGO bricks to make a model of the layers of soil or build a LEGO Volcano. Print out a free LEGO Earth layers coloring and writing page plus 3 more!
It was imperative that he add minifigures including an arctic guy.
Later that day, we decided to watch a Bill Nye episode. Of course, the one about the Earth’s crust was first on the list and the perfect complement to our hands on exploration of the Earth’s layers. We learned all about the crust and what lies beneath it.
We also love volcanos, so we learned a bit more about them and made a LEGO volcano!
SIMPLE LEGO LAYERS OF THE EARTH ACTIVITY
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