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Earth Science Teacher Resources

These lessons, printables, and references are designed to augment your current earth science curriculum for elementary, intermediate, or secondary school. Motivate your students to become more active participants in their world with activities on geology, global warming, and life cycles. From classifying leaves to tracking hurricanes, you'll find exciting seasonal resources and Earth Day activities for April. Also check out the slideshows, quizzes, bulletin boards, and graphic organizers below!

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Fossils Mini-Lesson
Intro to Rocks Mini-Lesson
Exploding Mountains Mini-Lesson
More About Minerals Mini-Lesson
Intro to Water Mini-Lesson
Hot Rocks Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables for Grades K-2

Trash & Climate Change
Soil Erosion Word Search
Weather Graph
Our Growing Planet
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
Weather Forecast Bulletin Board
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 3-5

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Potential and Kinetic Energy
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Soil Erosion Word Search
Recycling Word Problems
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Potential and Kinetic Energy
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Force and Motion
Our Growing Planet
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
What Are Some Alternate Energy Sources?
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Ocean Floor
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Earth's Structure
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
Time Zones Around the World
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Graphic Organizers

Natural Resources
Ways to Help the Environment
In a Garden
KWL Chart - Living and Non-Living
Rock Cycle (Blank) Printable
KWL Chart - Caring for Earth
Animal Babies and Parents
More Popular Earth Science Graphic Organizers


Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
The Water Cycle Quiz
Science - Atoms Quiz
Weather Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz
Springtime Word Problems Quiz
Water, Wind, and Earth Quiz
More Earth Science Quizzes


Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Astronomy Printables Gallery
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Months, Seasons, & Time Printables Slideshow
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Favorite Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
Geology Transparencies & Visuals Slideshow

Bulletin Boards

Tree Pattern
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
Ladybug Pattern
Insects Bulletin Board
Let It Snow!
Insects Bulletin Board Example
Tree Bulletin Board Example
Greenhouse Bulletin Board
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter
Save the Earth Bulletin Board
An Ecological Bulletin Board

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Build a Volcano
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Class Garden
The Sunflower
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Weather Station
More Popular Earth Science Lesson Plans


Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Types of Snow
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Weather Terms
More Popular Earth Science References

Earth Day Activities

Earth Day Word Search
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Recycled Art
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Jungle
Eyewitness: Water
Eyewitness: Desert
Eye Wonder: Volcano
Eyewitness: Rock & Mineral
Experience: Volcano
Eyewitness: Earth
Eyewitness Expert: Rock & Mineral
Eye Wonder: Rocks and Minerals
Eyewitness: Volcano & Earthquake
E.Guides: Rock and Mineral
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Art & Earth Science Connected, Grades K-6

What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
In All Kinds of Weather
Fall Haiku
Fall Similes
Rain Forest Art
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
It Happens Every Day
More Popular Art Activities for Earth Science, Grades K-6

Language Arts & Earth Science Connected

Soil Erosion Word Search
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Rain Forest Vocabulary
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Earth Science

Math & Earth Science Connected

Recycling Word Problems
Our Growing Planet
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
The Sunflower
Baseball Fun
Tropical Rain Forest Math
Symmetry in Nature
More Popular Math Activities for Earth Science

Literature Activities for Earth Science Class

Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Fall Haiku
The Summer of the Swans
Fall Similes
Fall into Rhyme
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
More Popular Literature Activities for Earth Science Class

Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Ocean Pollution
Chart of the Water Cycle
Weather Words
Wonders of the World Questions
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Plate Tectonics Test
Continents of the World
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Plant Resources for Earth Science

What's Wrong with This Picture?
What Is Inside a Seed?
The Sunflower
Tree Pattern
Traveling Seeds
How Do People Use Plants?
Arbor Day Wordsearch
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Recycling Word Problems
Food Chain Diagram
Our Growing Planet
Which Package Is Better?
Composting Process
Preserving the Environment Crossword Puzzle
Two Habitats
More Popular Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Environmental Science Resources

What Kind of Trash Bag Breaks Down Fastest?
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
What Causes Air Pollution?
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
The Ozone Show
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
How Are Volcanoes Classified?
What Is the Ring of Fire?
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Geology Activities

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Soil Erosion Word Search
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
A Volcano Wordsearch
Fossil Layers
Rock Cycle Match-Up
More Popular Geology Activities

Seasons Resources

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
The Sunflower
Baseball Fun
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
More Seasons – Teacher Resources

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