Geology & Earth Science

Ideas and inspiration for Earth Science and Geology lessons.

  • Horticulture Science and Careers

    Horticulture Science and Careers

    Help students investigate facts about horticulture and its unique STEM-related career opportunities.

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  • Earth Science Resource Round Up

    Earth Science Resource Round Up

    Earth Science resources on the greenhouse effect, climate change, seasons, environmental geology, and more.

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  • Environmental Geology; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Environmental Geology; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students explore the effects of Earth science on human civilizations, including soil erosion, water and air pollution, flooding, earthquake and volcanic activity, mining, and global warming.

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  • Telescope facts; Plus a free download from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Telescope facts; Plus a free download from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Help students understand how telescopes work, were developed, and the fascinating information they reveal about distant objects.

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  • Environmental Management; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Environmental Management; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students can explore environmental management, why it's important, techniques, and the challenges participants face.

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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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  • Reasons for the seasons; Earth science facts to make their day.

    Reasons for the seasons; Earth science facts to make their day.

    Deepen students’ knowledge of how Earth’s position in its orbit and its tilt cause the seasons, affect temperature, and the amount of daylight each hemisphere gets.

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  • Students get starstruck with these facts about the Milky Way Galaxy

    Students get starstruck with these facts about the Milky Way Galaxy

    Your students will be the few in a “billion” people who can answer questions about the structure and composition of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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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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  • Shake things up with these facts on earthquakes. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Shake things up with these facts on earthquakes. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Help students separate fact from friction when it comes to the motion of the Earth’s crust and the movement of its tectonic plates.

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  • Take a deep dive into the science of ocean waves with this free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Take a deep dive into the science of ocean waves with this free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Use this free resource to demonstrate the science of surface waves, wind waves, linear theory, stokes drift, shoaling & breaking, wave measurement, and more.

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  • Do we have Eclipse science facts? Totally! Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Do we have Eclipse science facts? Totally! Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Solar and lunar eclipses captivate student’s curiosity. Help them learn that there's even more to an eclipse than meets the eye!

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • Dig deep into Paleontology with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Dig deep into Paleontology with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    An in-depth resource on paleontology with engaging facts for budding earth scientists in your class, as they explore the fields of geology, biology, ichnology, ecology, and more.

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  • 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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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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