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.

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Titlesort ascending Grade Level Tags
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 activity, geoheritage, gps, volcano
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
Enliven Data With Art 4-12 activity, data, art, nature, Earth science
Engineer a Satellite 6-12 activity, engineering, space, weather, climate
Energy Efficiency 6-12 activity, energy, natural resources
Energy and Population 6-12 activity, energy
Earth’s Magnetic Field 4-12 activity, magnet, oceans, map
Earthquake on the Playground 7-12 activity, natural hazards, earthquake
Earthquake Machine 9-12 activity, natural hazards, earthquake, engineering
EarthCaching 6-12 activity
Earth: This Is Home 4-12 activity, technology
Earth's Hydrologic Cycle 1-12 activity, water, natural resources, oceans, weather
Earth and Ancient Architecture 6-10 activity, architecture, engineers, architects, materials
Dynamic Wetlands 9-12 activity, dynamic planet, water
Drill Site Dilemma K-4 activity, natural resources, oceans
Discovering Fossils K-8 activity, national park service, fossils