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 descending Grade Level Tags
Geography of a Pencil 6-12 activity, geography
Geoheritage Via Google Street View 6-12 activity, geoheritage
Geologic Age 5-12 activity, climate, dynamic planet, fossils, rocks, soil, landforms
Geologic Maps & Earthquakes activity, maps, dynamic planet, earthquake
Geologic Maps and Groundwater activity, maps, groundwater, rocks
Geologic Time Scale Analogy 5-12 activity, climate, dynamic planet, fossils, rocks, soil, landforms
Geoscience and Petroleum Careers 7-12 activity, careers
Getting Creative - Geologic Map Day Learning Activities activity, geologic map, fossils, nature, mapping, natural hazards, natural features
Getting the Oil Out 6-8 activity, energy, natural resources
GIS and Careers 6-12 activity, gis, careers
Glacier Slide 5-12 activity, weather, climate, water
Global Change: Where Land, Air and Water Meet 5-8 activity, water, dynamic planet
Global GIS Lesson activity, maps, earthquake, volcano
Gold Panning K-9 activity, rocks, dynamic planet, materials, minerals, natural resources
Greenhouse in a Beaker 6-10 activity, atmosphere, thermal energy, temperature, energy, heat, climate change, greenhouse effect
Groundwater Movement K-12 activity, groundwater, aggregates, rocks, water, natural resources
Groundwater on the Move 4-9 activity, groundwater, water, resources, aquifer
Grow Your Own Crystals 6-9 activity, materials, minerals, crystals, natural resources
Hands-On Experiments to Test for Acid-Mine Drainage 5-12 activity
Houston Activity: Texas Rocks activity, houston, texas, classroom, maps, rocks
How Can You Test Your Soil? 5-9 activity, soil
How Dangerous Are Tsunamis? 6-12 activity, tsunamis, waves, water, oceans
How Much Soil Is There? K-5 activity, soil
How Natural Gas Forms 6-10 activity, coal, natural resources, energy, fossil fuels, organic, sediments
Humans and Water, Past to Present 3-9