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Earth's Interior - Diagram Analysis

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The diagram shown is included on a page of your science textbook. Use the diagram to answer the questions.
Layers Of The Earth
The diagram does not have a title. Write a title that clearly communicates the central idea of the diagram.
  • Answers will vary, but should relate to Earth's interior structure - for example: "Layers of Earth's Interior"
Identify an additional piece of information (other than a title) that would help clarify the diagram. Explain why this piece of information would improve the diagram.
  • Answers will vary - example include: labels for letters, statement if the diagram is to scale, scale if diagram is to scale - answer should be explained or supported
Diagrams, like the one shown, help support scientific texts. Likewise, diagrams need accompanying written text to fully communicate the information they convey. Write a paragraph that could accompany this diagram in you textbook. The diagram should support the central concept of your paragraph.
  • Answers will vary - paragraph should discuss the interior layering of Earth (crust, mantle, outer core, inner core) as they relate to the diagram; the diagram should support the message of the paragraph and the paragraph should supplement the diagram

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