The earth is the only planet in our solar system capable of sustaining organic life. For centuries, man has been fascinated by this uniquely sustainable, renewable planet earth. Here are free printable lesson plans, charts, graphs and maps to explore geology, rocks and minerals and earth science.
Check out Geology.com (click here) You can print charts, geographical maps, geologic maps, periods of the earth, earth structure and diagrams that demonstrate plate tectonics. Look for earth cut-away models, soil layers, volcanoes, the ‘ring of fire’, the relationship between volcanoes and earthquakes, carbon dating, how fossils and fossil fuels develop, rocks and minerals and more.
National Geographic Kids (click here) is a superb resource for earth science, rocks and minerals and geology. This link takes you to the NG Kids ‘geology’ search page. You will find many links for free printable activities from Magma (click here).
The Geological Society of America (click here) has dozen of free printable lesson plans and hundreds of links for free lessons. Excellent resource for geology, rocks and minerals, ages of the earth models and more.
Discovery Education (click here) is an excellent educators and homeschoolers reference website. Visit this link for free printable earth science lesson plans. Click here for free printable earth science, rocks and minerals and geology lesson plans.
Mining USA (click here) has some useful educational free printable resources geared specifically to coal mining.
National Geographic (click here) is the best, hands-down, all around site for earth science, geology and rocks and minerals information. Look for many free printables for teachers and homeschoolers.
Use these free printable earth science, rocks and minerals and geology lesson plans for classroom and homeschool activities. For more free printable lesson plans, visit my blogs linked in the side bar.