EARTH SCIENCE LESSONS, WORKSHEETS,
Earthquakes: The Rolling Earth
This is a multi-page unit on earthquakes, with questions at the end.
Exploring the Environment: Volcanoes
This is the first page of four with detailed information on volcanoes.
This is a multi-page unit on volcanoes, with questions at the end.
Students learn about volcanoes and create a model.
Earthquakes: Getting Ready for the Big One
Students learn about different types of earthquake waves, examine the impact on buildings, and discuss construction choices that can help minimize earthquake damage.
Students learn about the three types of volcanoes and their distinct features.
Students learn about the prediction of volcanic eruptions and levels of damage caused by the eruptions.
Students learn about how scientists use evidence about dinosaurs to determine what they looked like and how they behaved.
Students learn about the history of dinosaur research and the work that paleontologists do.
Dinosaurs in Argentina
Students learn about dinosaur excavations in Argentina.
Students learn about “living fossils” and discuss why they have survived.
Students learn about Mesozoic era dinosaurs and discuss how dinosaurs from each period adapted to their environments.
When Dinosaurs Ruled
Students learn about dinosaurs from all three eras of the Mesozoic age and discuss the relationship between plant and animal life.
The Earth’s Layers
This is a multi-page unit on the Earth’s layers, with questions at the end.
This is a multi-page unit on prehistoric Earth, with questions at the end.
Celebrate the Earth! An Earth Week Unit
This page has one week of lessons for Earth Day, including units on geography, ecology, and resource conservation.
Earth’s Changing Surface
Students learn about caves, speleothems, stalactites, and stalagmites.
Protecting Our Planet
Students discuss ways in which humans impact the environment and ways we can improve this.
Students learn about land formations and how they are shaped by water and erosion.
Birth of the Earth
Students learn about the birth of the Earth and milestones in its history.
Earth’s Dramatic History
Students learn about Earth’s history and various organisms that have populated it through the ages.
Students learn about landslides and how scientists predict where they might occur.
Reading Satellite Images
Students learn about how satellite images are made.
This is a multi-page unit on minerals, with questions at the end.
This is a multi-page unit on rocks, with questions at the end.
This is a multi-page unit on igneous rocks, with questions at the end.
This is a multi-page unit on metamorphic rocks, with questions at the end.
This is a multi-page unit on sedimentary rocks, with questions at the end.
Telling the Story of a Rock
Students tell the story of a rock, with a song, poem, play, or other.
Students learn about sedimentary rock formation and evolution.
Students learn about the properties of minerals and gemstones.