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

  • The Night Sky Unit | Early Elementary Science Partnership

    Use night sky patterns found in folktales from around the world to explore observable patterns of the moon and stars.

  • Kindergarten Weather Unit | Early Elementary Science Partnership

    Listen to the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and draw comparisons between weather forecasting and responses in Chicago and the fictional town of Chewandswallow.

Dinosaur Toolkit highlights

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

N. W. Harris Learning Collection

Bring our rocks and fossils to your classroom. Browse Specimens