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 10 – 16, 2021.

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— Water Today and for the Future —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!

Understanding Global Change
Description: This posters helps learners understand the how anthropomorphic and natural causes interact with Earth's system, and how these interactions lead to changes on local to global scales.
Organization: HHMI BioInteractive
Description: This posters helps learners understand the how anthropomorphic and natural causes interact with Earth's system, and how these interactions lead to changes on local to global scales.
Organization: HHMI BioInteractive
Type of Resource: Poster - content only
Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
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
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
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
Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: Yes
#AGYou
Description: AGYous were created to foster connections and build excitement about Earth Science Week. Print out the template, color/decorate as you like and take pictures with your AGYou as you participate in the Earth Science Week activities! #AGYou was designed to be fun for all ages and creative abilities.
Organization: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Description: AGYous were created to foster connections and build excitement about Earth Science Week. Print out the template, color/decorate as you like and take pictures with your AGYou as you participate in the Earth Science Week activities! #AGYou was designed to be fun for all ages and creative abilities.
Organization: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Type of Resource: Other
Language(s):
Present in Physical Kit: No

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