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
Modeling Oil and Gas Reservoirs 9-12 activity, energy, rocks, materials, minerals, natural resources
Monitoring Life in the Rocky Intertidal Ecosystem 9-12 activity, oceans
Mud Fossils K-4 activity, fossils
Mystery Mollusc 9-12 activity, oceans
Natural Gas Formation 6-12 activity, energy, natural resources
Nitrogen Connection 9-12 activity, nitrogen, soil, atmosphere, nitrate, water, nutrients, environment, minerals, rocks
No Child Left Inside Activities activity, ncli
Observing Soil Respiration 6-12 activity, soil, carbon, carbon cycle, respiration
Ocean Acidification 1-12 activity, atmosphere, fossil fuels, seawater, oceans, acidification
Ocean Currents K-12 activity, oceans, water
Ocean Currents Change Our Earth 6-8 activity, oceans, water
Oil Trap Model 7-12 activity, natural resources, energy
Painting With Soil 6-10 activity, soil, paint, art
Parks Past, Present, and Future 3-6 activity, geoheritage, rocks, formations, materials, weather, erosion, tectonics, natural hazards
Particle Size and Oil Production 8-12 activity, rocks, materials, minerals, natural resources
Places on the Planet: Latitude and Longitude 6-8 activity, climate, weather, dynamic planet, energy, fossils, materials, minerals, oceans, rocks, landforms, soil, water, space
Plant an Ozone Monitoring Garden 6-9 activity, space, weather, climate
Predict the Flow 7-10 activity, volcano
Processes Below The Water geologic map
Products from Petroleum 3-6 activity, energy, materials, natural resources
Products Made from Petroleum 9-12 activity, energy, materials, minerals, natural resources
Properties of Fluids in Reservoirs 6-10 activity, natural resources, water
Properties of Fresh Water and Sea Water 6-12 activity, water, oceans
Rain and Soil 5-10 activity, soil, minerals, organic, water, air
Reclaiming a Mine Site 5-9 activity, reclaimation, soil, landscape, overburden, aggregates