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Earth science is about active exploration! Here you'll find everything you need to set learning in motion in your classroom.

Because reading skills are crucial for your students, you'll want to look over the Literacy Strategies section. Your students can learn more about geoscience through classroom investigations -- hands-on activities that meet national science standards -- or through "citizen geoscience" activities that your students can do at home.

You can build excitement and foster additional learning opportunities through science fair projects, field trips, and contests. See the links below for ideas, step-by-step instructions, and search for K-5 activities.

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Find outreach programs, contests, virtual field trips, and more in the Education Resources Network's collection of Outreach Activity resources.

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Cypress swamp at Horseshoe Lake
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

Gomez's Hamburger planetary nebula
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

This “Windows After Dark” event (part of the Windows to the Universe project) was designed to...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide...

Artist conception of a Mars Exploration Rover
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

November 28 is Red Planet Day, a day to celebrate and learn more about the Red Planet - Mars....

Coral Reef fish
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a...

artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind...

Glass sponges and corals
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The Coral Triangle Day is a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world's epicenter of...

1992 tsunami damage in Indonesia
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Tsunamis are rare events, but can be extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, 58 of them have...

California wind Turbines
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for...

Volcanologists taking measurements to indicate magma movement
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an...