Geology & Earth Science

Ideas and inspiration for Earth Science and Geology lessons.

  • Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Harness your students' curiosity and imagination with this fun activity where students use observation skills to model Moon phases and learn concepts on gravitation and relativity, light, and spectra.

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  • Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    If your students aren't familiar with the greenhouse effect, don't sweat it, we've got you covered. In this simple activity, students can use common household items to simulate the greenhouse effect.

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  • Rockhounds agree - this mineral activity rocks

    Rockhounds agree - this mineral activity rocks

    Using various testing methods, students will learn the properties that distinguish one mineral from another, how minerals are classified, how they occur in nature, and how they're used in daily life.

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  • Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson

    Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.

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  • How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    How to find safety gloves that fit your needs like…well, a glove.

    Find the right safety gloves for every science classroom activity with our interactive Glove Selector Tool.

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  • Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity

    Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity

    Students practice science observation skills, data collection, and more as they learn how to hunt for planets outside our solar system with this free activity.

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  • How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    Road salt keeps icy roads and sidewalks safe, but how does it impact our environment? In this activity students investigate how to keep roads safe while keeping our ponds safe, too.

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    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    Imagine 90% of species extinguished in a massive fireball or frigid ice age. Fossils tell stories about the Earth’s history that we explore on National Fossil Day on October 16th.

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  • A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    A quick checklist for back-to-school lab safety

    Safety concerns in the science lab can turn awesome teachers into nervous wrecks. Here’s a quick checklist to ensure your lab is safe (and get back your peace of mind).

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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.

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  • Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Be a superhero in your science classroom as you mesmerize and impress distracted students while they learn how to test and record physical properties of minerals that resemble Avengers Infinity Stones

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  • How to use a landform simulator to study erosion, deposition, and bodies of water.4:01

    How to use a landform simulator to study erosion, deposition, and bodies of water.

    From rainfall and wave simulation to mountain peaks, volcanoes and meandering shorelines, landform simulators make it easy to model real-life topographic features without leaving your classroom.

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  • What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.

    What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and immerse your science students in one of the most significant scientific developments of their generation.

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  • All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.30:25

    All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.

    Want to bring your most passionate science students together for creative problem solving, teamwork, and science fun outside the classroom? Start a Science Olympiad team! We'll show you how.

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  • Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Mineral testing14:17

    Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Mineral testing

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  • Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Sedimentary rocks4:43

    Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Sedimentary rocks

    Explore in-demand STEM careers in earth science and geology while introducing students to rocks formed by deposition of sediment, with this easy-to-use and affordable activity.

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  • Chemicals in the classroom – a quick guide to safety and purity.

    Chemicals in the classroom – a quick guide to safety and purity.

    Keep this printable chart of safer chemical substitutions on hand for ways to minimize risk to students and staff during chemistry activities.

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  • Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Igneous rocks5:00

    Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Igneous rocks

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  • Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit7:08

    Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit

    This easy, affordable STEM activity is outta this world! Explore in-demand STEM careers in space science and engineering while introducing students to real-world science and design applications.

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