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

Printables for Grades K-2

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Trash & Climate Change
Soil Erosion Word Search
Tissue Flower Craft
Weather Graph
Hurricanes
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 3-5

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
"Light the Bulbs" Recycling & Pollution Worksheet
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Potential and Kinetic Energy
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Fruits and Vegetables List
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
What Are Some Alternate Energy Sources?
The Ocean Floor
The Human Impact on the Environment–Test
Earth's Structure
Moon Things Crossword Puzzle
How Can Natural Resources Be Conserved?
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

Quizzes

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

Slideshows

Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
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 Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)

Bulletin Boards

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

Lesson Plans

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

References

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
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
More Popular Earth Science References

Earth Day Activities

Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Earth Day Word Search
Save Our Earth! Alternative Uses for Common Trash
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
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

Tissue Flower Craft
Crepe Paper Flower
What's the Solution to Ocean Pollution?
In All Kinds of Weather
Fall Haiku
Fall Similes
Rain Forest Art
More Popular Art Activities for Earth Science, Grades K-6

Language Arts & Earth Science Connected

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Soil Erosion Word Search
Describe the Rainy Day
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Erosion Word Search
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Earth Science

Math & Earth Science Connected

Plant Graph
Recycling Word Problems
Our Growing Planet
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
The Sunflower
Baseball Fun
Time Zones Around the World
More Popular Math Activities for Earth Science

Literature Activities for Earth Science Class

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Fall Haiku
The Summer of the Swans
Fall Similes
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
Plate Tectonics Test
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Climate Zones Map
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Plant Resources for Earth Science

Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Graph
Fruits and Vegetables List
Structure of a Typical Flower
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Seeds Word Search
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Recycling Word Problems
Food Chain Diagram
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Our Growing Planet
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Which Package Is Better?
More Popular Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Environmental Science Resources

A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
What Kind of Trash Bag Breaks Down Fastest?
What Causes Air Pollution?
The Ozone Show
An Inconvenient Truth Classroom Poster
The Global Environment Outlook: An Overview
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Tornadoes and Hurricanes
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Geology Activities

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Soil Erosion Word Search
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Erosion at Work
Erosion Word Search
Volcanoes
A Volcano Wordsearch
More Popular Geology Activities

Seasons Resources

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Tissue Flower Craft
Describe the Rainy Day
Structure of a Typical Flower
Crepe Paper Flower
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
More Seasons – Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

July Calendar of Events
July is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Ice Cream Day (July 17), First Moon Landing (July 20, 1969), Parents' Day (July 24), and World War I Began (July 28, 1914). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.