Classroom Activities

Here you can find suggested Earth science related activities. Most are categorized based on the Next Generation Science Standards, and the earlier National Science Education Standards. Activities are also marked with an appropriate grade level. These Earth science activities are fun and educational. To access these activities, click on the activity name in the chart below.

Find additional activities in our Earth Science Week Activity Calendar and Teacher Learning Activity Manuals.

Helpful search tips: • Don't use quotation marks. • Use the Control key to select more than one grade level or tag below. • Want to search by Next Generation Science Standards? Click here.

Titlesort ascending Grade Level Tags
Getting the Oil Out 6-8 activity, energy, natural resources
Geoscience and Petroleum Careers 7-12 activity, careers
Geologic Time Scale Analogy 5-12 activity, climate, dynamic planet, fossils, rocks, soil, landforms
Geologic Maps and Groundwater maps, activity, groundwater
Geologic Maps & Earthquakes maps, activity, dynamic planet, earthquake
Geologic Age 5-12 activity, climate, dynamic planet, fossils, rocks, soil, landforms
Geoheritage Via Google Street View 6-12 activity, geoheritage
Geography of a Pencil 6-12 activity, geography
Freddy the Fish 3-8 activity, oceans
Fossil Formation 3-8 activity, fossils
Food Source 6-10 activity, natural resources
Flood! 5-12 activity, natural hazards, weather
Finding Slope 6-12 activity, soil, landforms
Find Your Park 4-12 activity, park, geology, erosion
Eye of the Storm 8-12 activity, maps, storms, rainfall, satellite
Exploring Porosity 5-12 activity, rocks, materials, minerals
Exploring Geoheritage Through EarthCaching 3-12
Exploring Geoheritage From Space 5-9 activity, space, geoheritage, earth, precipitation, temperature, volcano
Exploring for Petroleum - Modeling an Oil Reserve 6-12 activity, energy, natural resources, dynamic planet
Exploring Energy with GIS 5-12 activity, natural resources, gis
Exploring Color Maps 5-12 activity, climate
Exploring Climate Change with GIS 6-12 activity, climate
Exploring Change with GIS 6-12 activity, gis, climate
Exploring Caves K-3 activity, dynamic planet, water
Exploring 'Wild' Places with GIS 6-12 activity, gis

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