Geology & Earth Science

Ideas and inspiration for Earth Science and Geology lessons.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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