Geology Teacher Resources

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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. They also mark where earthquakes and volcanoes have occurred on their piece of the map. Is there a relationship between the landforms and plate tectonic activity? A terrific lesson for your geology scholars!
Young scholars take a virtual field trip around California using Google Earth. In this geology field trip activity, students explore landforms and a variety of rocks located in California.  Young scholars compare environments where rocks are formed.  Lesson can be adapted for a variety of developmental levels. 
Students investigate how geologic sequestration reduces carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. In this earth science lesson, students simulate oil mining in the lab. They write down their observations and complete the lab report worksheet that follows.
In this geology merit badge worksheet, students answer 5 multiple level questions with information about geology. They complete research to find the answers to questions about geology, fossils, and rock formations. This is a Boy Scout merit badge worksheet.
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., inside.
Students research the geological features of Niagara Falls. In this earth science lesson, students create a poster board proposing a new website for the tourist center. They share their project in class.
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. This small-group activity is sure to pique your charges' educational juices! Each group prepares a report which is given to the city council.
High schoolers 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.
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. They then write short narratives describing their jobs to demonstrate what they have learned. Some of the included tools may be unfamiliar, so be sure to explain their uses prior to small group discussions.
Students review an interpretation of geologic history and relate it to the formation of oil deposits. They explore and explain factors controlling the porosity and permeability of sediments and sedimentary rocks. Pupils also interpret topographic maps and construct topographic profiles.
Students investigate the history of Earth by creating a geologic time scale.  In this Earth History lesson, students practice sequencing events in their life as a way to get familiar with creating a time scale.  Students complete their sequencing event handout and present a poster to the class of a specific era in time.
Eighth graders research the events that took place between the Cenozoic and Precambrian era. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders create a geologic timeline using the computer. They add pictures and graphics to enhance their work.
Students combine information from several field labs to construct an overall geologic history of the local region. They are able to use published reports of the geologic history as they compile their own version.
In this geological structures worksheet, students use Google Earth to visualize geological structures three-dimensionally. Students complete 3 problems to solve.
Students create a timeline of geologic events of the Phanerozoic Eon. In this geologic timeline lesson, students view a handout that shows a timeline of the Earth's history. They create their own timeline of the Phanerozoic Eon with adding machine tape paper.
In this geological time worksheet, student use a geologic time scale to understand the difference between eons, eras, and periods. Then students complete 2 short answer questions.
Students examine geologic time to scale. In this geologic time lesson, students create a time-scale metaphor that shows some of the Earth's important events. Students present their metaphor to the class.
Eighth graders research about plants and animals that exist during the four geologic eras. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders create a graphic organizer using Inspiration. They develop symbols to represent plants, animals, land formation and changes during their era.
Eighth graders create a geologic timeline using the computer. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders organize the events according to the correct sequence. They enhance their work by adding clip arts and appropriate pictures.
A beautiful tapestry map of North America is examined by geology masters. The map incorporates the topography and geology of different regions. You can purchase printed copies or a large poster of the map, or if you have a computer lab or laptops available, pupils can visit the interactive version at the USGS website. The online map is amazing! A worksheet guides learners through it. As a result of this activity, they get to know topography and relative age of the rock where they live.