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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

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

Printables for Grades K-2

Weather Graph
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Plant Graph
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Plant Crossword Puzzle
In All Kinds of Weather
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 3-5

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Fruits and Vegetables List
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Weather Symbols
Food Chain Diagram
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Are Latitude and Longitude?
Earth's Structure
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Time Zones Around the World
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Types of Habitat with Examples of Plant Life
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
Moon Things Crossword Puzzle
Climate Zones Map
What Is the Structure of Earth?
Reading a Map
Oceans Map
Tectonic Plates
More Popular Earth Science Printables

Graphic Organizers

A Weather Calendar
Natural Resources
KWL Chart - Living and Non-Living
Rock Cycle (Blank) Printable
What Animals Need
KWL Chart - Weather and Seasons
What Is in Soil?
More Popular Earth Science Graphic Organizers


The Water Cycle Quiz
Fields of Science Quiz
Science - Atoms Quiz
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz
Water, Wind, and Earth Quiz
More Earth Science Quizzes


Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Months, Seasons, & Time Printables Slideshow
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Environmental Science Printables Slideshow
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Earth Science Printables Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Atmospheric Science Transparencies Slideshow
Favorite Summer Activities Slideshow (K-8)

Bulletin Boards

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

Lesson Plans

The Sunflower
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Fall Similes
Map Making, Floor Plans & Map Reading
Class Garden
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Ocean Currents
More Popular Earth Science Lesson Plans


Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Planet Facts and Figures
Air Pressure and Humidity
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
More Popular Earth Science References

Earth Day Activities

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Recycled Art
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Littering Reading Warm-Up
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Digital Books

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

Art & Earth Science Connected, Grades K-6

Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Autumn Tree
Tissue Flower Craft
Flower and Leaf Press
Fall Haiku
Colorful Creations from Construction Paper
Dress for the Season
More Popular Art Activities for Earth Science, Grades K-6

Language Arts & Earth Science Connected

Continents of the World
Describe the Rainy Day
Wonders of the World Questions
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Savvy September Sentences
Bio of a Famous Scientist
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Earth Science

Math & Earth Science Connected

Symmetry in Nature
Baseball Fun
Favorite Season Graph
Volcano Facts
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Balloon Graph
More Popular Math Activities for Earth Science

Literature Activities for Earth Science Class

The Summer of the Swans
Fall Acrostic Poem
Fall into Rhyme
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Flowering Haiku
I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
More Popular Literature Activities for Earth Science Class

Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Chart of the Water Cycle
Weather Words
Contour Lines Activity
Life In Different Climates Activity
What Are Ocean Currents?
Climate and Vegetation Regions
Ocean Pollution
More Popular Geography Activities for Earth Science Class

Plant Resources for Earth Science

Structure of a Typical Flower
What Is Inside a Seed?
How Do People Use Plants?
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Seeds Word Search
Understanding Chlorophyll
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
More Popular Plant Resources for Earth Science Class

Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Classification Puzzle
Climate Activities
Preserving the Environment Crossword Puzzle
Two Habitats
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activity
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
Trash & Climate Change
More Popular Ecology Resources for Earth Science

Environmental Science Resources

What Causes Air Pollution?
A Teacher's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Green Living Quiz: Global Warming
The Effects of Global Warming on Sea Level
The Uncertainties of Global Warming
Global Warming and Climate
More Environmental Science Teacher Resources

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Science Reading Warm-Up: Hurricanes
Extreme Weather
Tracking a Hurricane
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
How Hurricanes Are Named
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

Geology Activities

A Volcano Wordsearch
Dinosaur Quiz
Erosion at Work
Soil Erosion Word Search
What Is a Tsunami?
Which Soil Is Best for Plants?
More Popular Geology Activities

Seasons Resources

How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Weather Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Weather Station
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Signs of Fall
More Seasons – Teacher Resources

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. (Not to mention the candy, of course!) Take advantage of their enthusiasm with classroom connections and fun activities.