Layers of the Earth

  • Read and practice the poem below to help you understand the characteristics of the Earth's interior.

Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle, Crust

Inner core, outer core, mantle crust
Knowing these layers is a must
Heat rises from the core
And it rises up some more
When the magma reaches the top
That where all the rising stops
Cooling down, it starts to fall
Convection cells do it all!
The rising and falling moves the plates
It makes mountains and causes earthquakes,
Hot springs, geysers and volcanoes
It moves continents to and fro!
Round and round the magma goes
When it ends, nobody knows!

  • To find out more about the Earth's layers, click here.