Density and Earth's Crust

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Title Density and Earth's Crust
Description Foundation for NGSS MS-ESS2-2. About 45 minutes. Students explore principles of density and apply them to fundamental ideas of how the Earth's crust floats on the mantle and the importance of varying densities between oceanic and continental crusts.
Subject Earth Science
Level Middle School
Type Guided Activity
Duration 30 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords crust, density, plate tectonics
Simulation(s) Density

Author(s) Rosemary Boardman
School / Organization International School of Beijing
Date submitted 2/5/16
Date updated 2/6/16