I have to make a scrapbook on Earth science.  How do I get started?

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ncchemist eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You need to make a scrapbook for your Earth science class.  I am assuming that you have the leeway to choose whatever topics in Earth science you want.  A good place to start is to make a diagram of a cross section of the entire planet.  This way, you can identify the four major layers of the Earth: inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.  On the following pages, you can then dedicate a page to focusing on describing each layer with descriptions such as temperature, chemical composition, depth range, etc.  Next, you could make a part of your scrapbook that focuses on features found on the surface of the Earth.  You can focus on the different major climate zones like desert, mountain, rain forest, tundra, ocean, etc.  You can list the major features of each zone and basic information associated with them (things like temperature, average rainfall, plant and animal life).  Finally, you could make a section about the atmosphere above the surface of the Earth.  Start with identifying the different layers of the atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere, etc.).  You could then go into more detail on something involving the atmosphere, like the different types of clouds.  The most important point to keep in mind is to make your project concise, understandable, and interesting to the reader.