Welcome to Earth Science Week Online Toolkit

Each year the American Geosciences Institute celebrates Earth Science Week with our members and partners to acknowledge and understand Earth and our relationship with the planet through programs, information and learning resources. This year Earth Science Week is October 8 – 14, 2023.

The teaching and learning resources you will find on this page have been developed by AGI and our members and partners to help educators teach about our planet and its systems. Some resources are specific to exploring this year’s theme—Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People—while others include teacher professional development opportunities and information about online resources and geoscience careers. Many of these you may also find in the printed toolkit, which you can order here.

Please enjoy the materials you find on this site and send any feedback to info@earthsciweek.org.

Happy Earth Science Week!

2022 Geologic Map Day Poster (front)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Type of Resource: Poster - content only
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
2022 Geologic Map Day Poster (back)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Type of Resource: Poster - with activity
Activity Elements:
  • Online Experience
  • Research and Presentation
Activity Resources:
  • Computer
  • Internet
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Earth and Human Activity:
  • ESS3.A - Natural resources
  • ESS3.C - Human impacts on Earth systems
  • ESS3.D - Global climate change
Science and Engineering:
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Earth Science Week Activity Calendar - 2022-2023 - Earth Science for a Sustainable World
Description: This is the official Earth Science Week activity calendar for Earth Science for a Sustainable World, for the calendar school year 2022-2023. With each month you will find a new activity from one of Earth Science Week's partners.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Description: This is the official Earth Science Week activity calendar for Earth Science for a Sustainable World, for the calendar school year 2022-2023. With each month you will find a new activity from one of Earth Science Week's partners.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Type of Resource: Classroom activity
Activity Elements:
  • Physical lab
  • Data
Activity Resources:
  • Computer
  • Internet
  • Art supplies
  • Lab supplies
  • Other
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas:
  • ESS 2 - Earth's systems
  • ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Earth's System:
  • ESS2.A - Earth materials and systems
  • ESS2.C - The roles of water in Earth's surface processes
  • ESS2.D - Weather and climate
Earth and Human Activity:
  • ESS3.A - Natural resources
  • ESS3.B - Natural hazards
  • ESS3.C - Human impacts on Earth systems
  • ESS3.D - Global climate change
Science and Engineering:
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Earth Science Week Poster (front) - 2022 - Earth Science for a Sustainable World
Description: Learn about Earth Science Week and this year's theme--Earth Science for a Sustainable World. Eight case studies that are contributing work towards the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highlighted.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Description: Learn about Earth Science Week and this year's theme--Earth Science for a Sustainable World. Eight case studies that are contributing work towards the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highlighted.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Type of Resource: Poster - with activity
Activity Elements: Other
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Earth and Human Activity: ESS3.C - Human impacts on Earth systems
Earth Science Week Poster (back) - 2022 - Earth Science for a Sustainable World
Description: Learn about Earth Science Week and this year's theme--Earth Science for a Sustainable World. Work is happening around the globe to address the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many activities are included to teach about the SDGs and to consider how one can contribute in their community.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Description: Learn about Earth Science Week and this year's theme--Earth Science for a Sustainable World. Work is happening around the globe to address the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many activities are included to teach about the SDGs and to consider how one can contribute in their community.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute
Type of Resource: Poster - with activity
Activity Elements: Other
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Earth and Human Activity: ESS3.C - Human impacts on Earth systems
We All Need Water
Description: People use water in many ways in our homes, businesses, and schools. We use water in almost everything we do. This Geoscientists without Borders activities allows students to question and process some of the ways that they use water.
Organization: Geoscientists without Borders
Description: People use water in many ways in our homes, businesses, and schools. We use water in almost everything we do. This Geoscientists without Borders activities allows students to question and process some of the ways that they use water.
Organization: Geoscientists without Borders
Type of Resource: Classroom activity
Activity Elements: Research and Presentation
Activity Resources:
  • Computer
  • Other
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas: ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Earth and Human Activity: ESS3.C - Human impacts on Earth systems
Geoscientists Save Lives
Description: Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) projects that support SDG-6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, also support many other sustainable development goals, such as those shown in this poster.
Organization: Geoscientists without Borders
Description: Geoscientists without Borders (GWB) projects that support SDG-6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, also support many other sustainable development goals, such as those shown in this poster.
Organization: Geoscientists without Borders
Type of Resource: Poster - content only
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Earth Science Week 2021-2022 Activity Calendar
Description: Distributed as part of the Earth Science Week 2021 Toolkit, this attractive wall calendar features an exciting classroom activity each month. The publication also provides information about "Water Today and for the Future" activities, career opportunities, geoscience happenings, important dates in history, event participation tips, and links to resources on the Web.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Description: Distributed as part of the Earth Science Week 2021 Toolkit, this attractive wall calendar features an exciting classroom activity each month. The publication also provides information about "Water Today and for the Future" activities, career opportunities, geoscience happenings, important dates in history, event participation tips, and links to resources on the Web.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Type of Resource: Other
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
2021 Geologic Map Day Poster (front)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Type of Resource: Poster - content only
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
2021 Geologic Map Day Poster (back)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Description: Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the creation, study, uses, and significance of geologic maps for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.
Organization: American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Type of Resource: Poster - with activity
Activity Resources:
  • Computer
  • Internet
Additional Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
Disciplinary Core Ideas:
  • ESS 2 - Earth's systems
  • ESS 3 - Earth and human activity
Science and Engineering:
  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Developing and using models
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

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