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Earth Science Classroom Lessons

The Survey is distributing Earth Science classroom
lessons and support materials for grades K-12. (Adobe PDF files)

Grade Lesson/Activity
K-8 NJ Rocks and Sediments Kit Teaching Guide and Student Activities
(see "Educational Publications For Sale" cost $16.00)
(By Kim Merlino, Sterling Hill Mining Museum)
3-6 Ground Water (From NJDEP)
9-12 Surface Water (From NJDEP)

Lessons have been correlated with the State Core Curriculum Content Standards.


Geology Educational Resources

Suggested geology related lessons and activities

Grade Lesson/Activity/Things to do at Home
K-2 USGS Lesson Plans-Activities
Grand Canyon Geology - Coloring Activity (USGS)
Make your own paper fossil, volcano, island coral reefs, and more! (USGS)
Dinosaur Footprints
"How fossils form using materials like Elmer's glue, candle wax, and clay"
Make a trilobite mask
Water Cycle (Beginner)
Water Cycle Diagram (pdf)
Interactive Lab
3-5 USGS Lesson Plans-Activities
Grand Canyon Geology - Coloring Activity (USGS)
Can you find…on the Progression of Life poster
Dinosaur Footprints
"How fossils form using materials like Elmer's glue, candle wax, and clay"
Make your own paper fossil, volcano, island coral reefs, and more! (USGS)
Make a trilobite mask
Minerals and Compounds Resource Scavenger hunt
Water Cycle (Intermediate)
Water Cycle Diagram (pdf)
Interactive Lab
6-8 USGS Lesson Plans-Activities
Exploring the Earth's Layers
Rock Cycle Diagram - Interactive
Dinosaur Footprints
Interactive Rock Collection
Grand Canyon Geology (USGS)
Can you find…on the Progression of Life poster
Minerals and Compounds Resource Scavenger hunt
Water Cycle (Advanced)
Water Cycle Diagram (pdf)
9-12 USGS Lesson Plans-Activities
2020 Earth Science Week Toolkit
New Jersey Rocks and Sediments
Not-So-Boring Geology
Rock Cycle Diagram - Interactive
Interactive Rock Collection
Grand Canyon Geology (USGS)
Water Cycle (Advanced)
Water Cycle Diagram (pdf)


New Jersey Geology related links

Fossils

Other Geology Related Resources

  • GPlates Portal a gateway to a series of web applications for the interactive visualisation of cutting-edge geoscience datasets

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