Earth Science Activities
Mantle of the Earth
These Earth Science activities demonstrates how the Earth's mantle are
believed to move in the Earth's interior. First watch your mixture flow
like a liquid. Then cause your "mantle rocks" to break apart in these
fun hands on science activities.
Earth's rocks breaking apart
- White school glue
- Liquid starch
- Food coloring (optional)
Flowing of Earth's mantle
- Measure 2 tablespoons of white glue into a bowl.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid starch on top of the glue.
- Mix the two ingredients together with a fork until it forms a soft ball that can be picked up with your hands.
- Continue to knead the mixture with your hands.
- You may need to add a little more glue or starch if the mixture does not hold its shape.
- Add food coloring to your mixture to give it color.
- Roll some of the "mantle rocks" around in your hand to form the shape of a sausage.
- Allow the "mantle rocks" to flow over the side of your hand like a liquid.
the mixture into a ball and pull it apart. If you give a jerk the
"mantle rocks" should break apart. If they don't just add more glue or
starch until they do.
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