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
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
Ring of Fire 6-9 activity, dynamic planet
Rock Abrasion 5-12 activity, rocks
Rock Around the World 4-9 activity, rocks, planet
Rock Art in the National Parks 3-8 activity, rocks
Rock Pop 5-11 activity, rocks, caves, limestone
Sea and Ice Salinity 6-10 activity, oceans, water, minerals
Sea Level and the Terrapin 6-10 activity, oceans
Seismic Calendar 9-12 activity, dynamic planet
Seismic Mapping 5-9 activity, dynamic planet
ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning K-12 activity, earthquake, magnet, waves
Shoebox Geologist 6-10 activity, processes, geology, stratigraphy, materials, rocks, deposits
Sinkholes in a Cup 6-10 activity, landforms, natural hazards
Sky and Cloud Windows 3-8 activity, weather
Soil Color and Redox Chemistry 9-12 activity, soil, chemisty
Soil Moisture 4-12 activity, water, land, satellites, soil
Soil Properties 5-10 activity, soil
Soil, Plants, and the Energy Cycle 9-12 activity, soil, energy, weather, climate
Soil, the Forgotten Resource 6-10 activity, soil