Journey to the Center of the Earth Activity



Immerse your students in an exciting exploration of Earth’s layers with our engaging resource, the Journey to the Center of the Earth Activity. This no-prep activity sparks students’ creativity as they craft imaginative stories detailing their fictional journeys to the Earth’s core, all while delving into the distinct layers that make up our planet’s structure. Drawing inspiration from Faith McNulty’s “How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the Earth,” this activity ignites students’ curiosity about Earth’s inner workings and fosters a deeper understanding of geological concepts.


A detailed rubric accompanies this resource, providing clear guidelines and expectations for students while simplifying the grading process for teachers. This activity is an invaluable addition to any Earth Science curriculum, offering a dynamic way for students to engage with scientific concepts through creative expression.


By integrating literature and earth science, the Journey to the Center of the Earth Activity encourages critical thinking, enhances writing skills, and instills a sense of wonder about the mysteries that lie beneath our feet.



  • Student activity
  • Detailed rubric


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Grade Levels: 6th – 12th
Total Pages: 3
Teaching Duration: 45 Minutes


What busy teachers like you have said:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kalyn Godziejewski (TPT Seller) says, “Used in 9th grade Earth Science class. This is the one topic that my students typically don’t find engaging or interesting but it is so important to paving the way for our topics afterwards such as plate tectonics, earthquakes, etc. This helped to beef up my this section of my curriculum.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Camille M. says, “Awesome and helpful!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stewart’s Learning Lab (TPT Seller) says, “Great product! Worked great with my kids!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kirsten B. says, “Sometimes it is hard to find activities/labs about teaching the layers of the earth and etc. This was a nice addition to the materials I already had.”


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