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EARTH SCIENCE LESSONS

Basic earth science lessons.

 

 

EARTH SCIENCE LESSONS, WORKSHEETS, AND RESOURCES

 

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.



Volcanoes

This is a multi-page unit on volcanoes, with questions at the end.



Understanding Volcanoes

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.



Volcano!

Students learn about the prediction of volcanic eruptions and levels of damage caused by the eruptions.



Discovering Dinosaurs

Students learn about how scientists use evidence about dinosaurs to determine what they looked like and how they behaved.



Dinosaur Detectives

Students learn about the history of dinosaur research and the work that paleontologists do.



Dinosaurs in Argentina

Students learn about dinosaur excavations in Argentina.



Living Fossils

Students learn about “living fossils” and discuss why they have survived.



Mesozoic Murals

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.



Prehistoric Earth

This is a multi-page unit on prehistoric Earth, with questions at the end.



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.



Unique Landforms

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.



Landslides

Students learn about landslides and how scientists predict where they might occur.



Reading Satellite Images

Students learn about how satellite images are made.



Minerals

This is a multi-page unit on minerals, with questions at the end.



Rocks

This is a multi-page unit on rocks, with questions at the end.



Igneous Rocks

This is a multi-page unit on igneous rocks, with questions at the end.



Metamorphic Rocks

This is a multi-page unit on metamorphic rocks, with questions at the end.



Sedimentary Rocks

This is a multi-page unit on sedimentary rocks, with questions at the end.



Rocks

Students learn about sedimentary rock formation and evolution.



Strong Chemistry

Students learn about the properties of minerals and gemstones.



 

 

 

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