Geology Teacher Resources
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What Kind of Geologist Am I?
Transform your class into young geologists as they learn about six different branches of geology. Using the included geology career descriptions and picture cards, learners work in small groups deciding which tools and locations fit their assigned geology specialist.
2nd - 5th Science 51 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Three Dimensional Geology
Here is a fine lesson plan on geology designed for high schoolers. Learners use rocks, fossils, and other geological clues to determine the geology of an area. Then, they make recommendations to a fictitious city council about the viability for a subdivision slated to be built on the ground they are evaluating.
9th - 12th Science 20 Views 30 Downloads
New Review Mars Image Analysis
Observation is the key to understanding the history of our planet and those around us. What can be learned about Mars' history by looking at a few pictures, and how could that help us better understand Earth? Learners examine photos of geologic features on Mars, then decide as a class on a topic to research further.
5th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads
Young geologists attempt to predict the appearnace of a geode's internal structure based on how it looks from the outside, its mass, and its physical characteristics. In this geologly lesson plan, learners use scientific equipment to collect data, form a hypothesis, and identify the minerals found in geodes.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Sedimentary rocks are the building blocks of this geology lesson. In it, learners discover what sedimentary rocks are and how they form. They understand the differences between the major sedimentary rock varieties and learn what types of environments they come from.
9th - 12th Science 26 Views 43 Downloads
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil
More of a mini-unit than a lesson, these activities lead inquisitors through a survey of oil deposits. In the first part, they read about and view diagrams of sedimentary rock layers that trap oil. Next, they test porosity and permeability of different sediments.
8th - 12th Science 17 Views 49 Downloads
Students discuss information relating to Illinois geology. They examine top mineral resources in Illinois to find detailed information about geodes and where they can be found. Students complete geode lab to explore external structure of geode, and break one open to see if it has crystals, iron, etc.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Google Earth Geology Field Trip
Students take a virtual field trip around California using Google Earth. In this geology field trip instructional activity, students explore landforms and a variety of rocks located in California. Students compare environments where rocks are formed.
2nd - 7th Social Studies & History 44 Views 85 Downloads
Ocean bottom geology has become more understood as our technology has developed. Teach young oceanographers the different features and landforms that are found on the floor of the ocean. Using a color code, collaborative groups identify such undersea features on a portion of a world map.
2nd - 9th Science 29 Views 35 Downloads
The History of Life on Earth
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your earth science class will score a touchdown in understanding geologic history!
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 70 Downloads
Geologic cross section of Manhattan, NYC
Students draw an accurate geologic cross section by using a given data table. They relate the features of the cross section to geologic processes. Students then relate the characteristics of the bedrock to the architecture.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Earth Science Lesson Plans on Geologic Time
Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology, chemistry, and ecology.
4th - 5th Science 4 Views 85 Downloads
If you are a geology teacher in the state of Virginia, then this resource is right up your alley! It examines the five geologic provinces of Virginia: The Coastal Plain, The Piedmont, The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Valley and Ridge Province, and The Appalachian Plateau.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Ordering Geologic Events using Cross-Sections
Students analyze geologic cross-sections. Students observe proper use of SMART Board technology. They examine cross-sections and order the geologic events. Students describe the environments in which the cross-section formed.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
You don't have to travel far to learn about rocks, just step outside, pick up a stone, and begin investigating. After taking a class walk around the school grounds collecting rocks, young scientists practice their skills of observation by writing brief descriptions and creating sketches of their samples.
2nd - 6th Science 90 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
K - 4th Language Arts 30 Views 592 Downloads
Fossils and Lithologic Units
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive lesson plan thoroughly exposes learners to the stages of evolution as evidenced by the fossil record.
6th - 9th Science 37 Views 137 Downloads