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Welcome to K-5 Resources, a professional development and resource website for Earth science teachers!
If you are involved in elementary science education in any way, these webpages are for you. We have a rich store of content, activities, services and links for you to explore. We encourage you to come back often to tell us what you think about the resources and to suggest more. The K-5 GeoSource website has many pages to explore, including:

Use the links on the left to navigate the major sections of the site. Join the adventure of exploring Earth science through K-5 GeoSource. Contact us at education@americangeosciences.org to tell us what you think.

Explore Content

Dimetrodon skeleton. (Copyright © Abi Howe, American Geological Institute)

Answer your "how" and "why" questions about earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and other Earth science topics.



Space Day at Robinson Elementary School.  (Credit: Bill Stafford, NASA/JSC)

Search a wide variety of investigations, literacy strategies, and science fair projects.



Students and teacher (Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com)

Find the tools to evaluate student learning and tailor instruction to meet your students' identified needs.



Volcanologists (Photo by Tom Casadevall; Courtesy USGS)

Gather information and vignettes describing the many exciting career opportunities available to your students in the Earth sciences.


Education Resources

Two students anxiously watch their robot during the 2012 FIRST LEGO League Mississippi Championship Tournament in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Dec. 1. (Credit: NASA/SSC)

Search for curricula, media, outreach programs, professional development resources, teaching ancillaries and much more from across the Earth sciences.


Professional Resources

Discussion at the 2001 National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska Core Workshop. (Credit: Courtesy United States Geological Survey)

Search for professional development opportunities for Earth science educators and understand more about how children learn science.