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
The EarthTrek Gravestone Project 6-10 activity, minerals, rocks, natural resources
Texas Rocks 6-9 activity, rocks
Temperature and Precipitation Connections 6-10 activity, vegetation, temperature, precipitation, environment, rainfall, photosynthesis, satellites
Take the Pulse of Your Classroom 6-9 activity, dynamic planet
Systems in Earth Science 7-12 activity, systems, experiment
Survey Mark Hunting 6-10 activity, gps, geocaching
Surficial Features 5-12 activity, sediments, maps, hazards, soil
Step by Step Weather Observations 4-9 activity, weather
Splish Splash K-4 activity, water
Space Archaeology 6-12 activity, archaeology, space
Solar Cell Energy Nationwide 7-12 activity, satellites, solar energy, weather, sunlight, energy
Soil, the Forgotten Resource 6-10 activity, soil
Soil, Plants, and the Energy Cycle 9-12 activity, soil, energy, weather, climate
Soil Properties 5-10 activity, soil
Soil Moisture 4-12 activity, water, land, satellites, soil
Soil Color and Redox Chemistry 9-12 activity, soil, chemisty
Sky and Cloud Windows 3-8 activity, weather
Sinkholes in a Cup 6-10 activity, landforms, natural hazards
Shoebox Geologist 6-10 activity, processes, geology, stratigraphy, materials, rocks, deposits
ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning K-12 activity, earthquake, magnet, waves
Seismic Mapping 5-9 activity, dynamic planet
Seismic Calendar 9-12 activity, dynamic planet
Sea Level and the Terrapin 6-10 activity, oceans
Sea and Ice Salinity 6-10 activity, oceans, water, minerals
Rock Pop 5-11 activity, rocks, caves, limestone