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Earth Science Lessons and Experiments For Kids

Planet Earth

Ask-A-Geologist
Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers? You can email earth science questions to: [email protected]

Changes to the Earth and its atmosphere
7 pages from the BBC’s Bitesize series. The Earth has a layered structure, including the core, mantle and crust. The crust and upper mantle are cracked into large pieces called tectonic plates. These plates move slowly, but can cause earthquakes and volcanoes where they meet.

Dr. Art’s Guide to Planet Earth
Explains how our planet works. It includes the book, a theatre show, and this web site. Explore, enjoy and learn.

Earth Observatory
Find out what NASA has found out about the earth and see new earth images taken from satellites every day

Earth: Our World in Motion
How do Earth scientists know about these changes? They do a lot of detective work, and they look for clues all over the Earth!

Earth Science Clip Art and Photos
Google features clip art and graphics from many of the domains of earth science, including Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Astronomy.

Encyclopedia of the Earth: Geology
Articles defining and illustrating various geology terms. Good site to look for explanations of mountain formation or stream erosion, for example. Authors are noted in their fields.

Geography 4 Kids
We’ll introduce many concepts about the flow of energy on Earth and then lead you into other ideas on the site.

Google Earth
Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in — Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.


Grand Canyon Geology
The Grand Canyon is two-billion years in the making, over a mile deep and almost three-hundred miles long. Over vast amounts of time, mountains were built and and a rock wonder evolved..

Oregon: A Geologic History
The spectacular landscape of Oregon today was shaped over millions of years by fire and flood, earthquakes and eruptions, and the movement of oceans and continents on a huge scale. This is a large, illustrated, online course in Oregon geology for older students.


Plate Tetonics
If you have ever looked at a map of the world, you may have noticed the shapes of the continents seem to fit.

Surface and Interior of Earth
Earth, the largest rocky planet, was created about 4.5 billion years ago.

This Dynamic Earth
The Story of Plate Tectonics from the USGS. An interactive booklet.


Web Time Machine
Take an extensive trip back in time to view the earth and its life forms. From UCMP, Berkeley.

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