Uncover the forces that shape our world, from plate tectonics to weather.

A detailed view of a mineral.

Take a closer look at what makes Earth go ’round

What’s underfoot, overhead, and all around us? Earth is dynamic and always changing; investigate it with our lesson plans. Crack open the world of plate tectonics, discover what makes flowers bloom, or turn an eye to the night sky. Use these resources to organize and enrich any Earth science unit.

Earth Science For Early Learners

Dinosaur Toolkit highlights

Dig into the connections between fossils and Earth’s history.

  • Plate Motion Past and Present | Dinosaur Toolkit

    Analyze and interpret data about the structures of Earth’s crust and the fossil record.

    Also available in Spanish

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  • Rock Clocks Primer | Dinosaur Toolkit

    Discover how scientists determine the age of rocks and fossils and use those processes to develop a timeline of Earth's history.

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  • What are Fossils Primer | Dinosaur Toolkit

    Explore how fossils form and discover how scientists know where to find them.

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N. W. Harris Learning Collection

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